Royal Bank of Scotland plc v Harrison  IRLR 28 EAT
Reports relating to this case:
- 3 November 2008
In Royal Bank of Scotland Plc v Harrison EAT/0093/08, the EAT held that a disruption to the employee's childcare arrangements was unexpected. She was, therefore, entitled to take time off for dependants, and had suffered a detriment for a prescribed reason for doing so.
- 8 October 2008
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld an employment tribunal decision that an employee was entitled to take time off to care for dependants and suffered a detriment for doing so. The meaning of “unexpected” in relation to the disruption to an employee's childcare arrangements does not involve a time element.