A model letter to invite an employee to an individual consultation meeting to discuss a variation to his or her contract of employment.
A model letter to confirm that a change is being made to an employee's terms of employment in the exercise of a contractual power to vary terms.
A model letter to an employee who has failed to respond to consultation about a proposed contract change or who has indicated unwillingness to agree to a change.
A model letter to an employee giving contractual notice of termination of employment and offering re-engagement on changed terms.
A model letter on renewal of fixed-term employment.
In Garside and Laycock Ltd v Booth  IRLR 735 EAT, the EAT allowed an appeal against a tribunal's decision that the dismissal of an employee for refusing to accept a pay cut proposed because of the employer's business difficulties was unfair.
The employer in this case fell into the trap of assuming that, as long as it waited for a while (one year in this case) after a TUPE transfer, it could detrimentally alter the contractual benefits of employees who had transferred, in a bid to harmonise its workforce's terms and conditions.
David Malamatenios and Georgina Kyriacou are partners, and Krishna Santra, Colin Makin and Sandra Martins are associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
In Publicis Consultants UK Ltd v O'Farrell EAT/0430/10, the EAT held that a termination payment calculated by reference to the employee's contractual notice period, but labelled "ex gratia", did not meet the employer's obligation in respect of notice pay.
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