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Deductions from wages: Unilateral change in policy was unlawful deduction

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    City of Edinburgh Council v Brown [1999] IRLR 208 EAT (0 other reports)

An employment tribunal had correctly concluded that a policy of backdating regradings, emanating from negotiations between an employer and trade unions, amounted to a collective agreement, holds the EAT in City of Edinburgh Council v Brown [1999] IRLR 208. That agreement was incorporated into an employee's contract of employment, with the result that the employer's attempt unilaterally to change the policy amounted to an unlawful deduction from wages.

Mr Brown worked in the City of Edinburgh Council's housing department.