Matthews and others v Kent & Medway Towns Fire Authority and others [2004] IRLR 697 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Part- and full-time firefighters on the same contracts, but not the same work

    Date:
    1 October 2004

    In Matthews and others v Kent and Medway Towns Fire Authority and others (2 July 2004), the Court of Appeal holds that retained firefighters are employed on the same type of contract as full-time firefighters, as required by reg. 2(4) of the Part-time Workers Regulations, but the retained firefighters claim is unsuccessful as the work they do is found not to be "the same or broadly similar" to their full-time comparators.

  • Matthews and others v Kent and Medway Towns Fire Authority and others

    Date:
    1 September 2004

    In Matthews and others v Kent and Medway Towns Fire Authority and others [2004] IRLR 697 CA, the Court of Appeal held that although whole-time and part-time fire-fighters both dealt with fires as their core work, the whole-time fire-fighters had additional duties and there were sufficient differences in their work to mean that it was not 'broadly similar'.