In Matthews and others v Kent & Medway Towns Fire Authority and others  UKHL 8, the House of Lords held that in the assessment of whether full- and part-time workers are employed on broadly similar work, both the differences and the similarities between the two groups should be considered and an overall assessment made.
Joe Glavina, of Addleshaw Goddard outlines the latest legal rulings and explains what you need to do to avoid tribunals.
Part-time staff claiming the same rights as full-timers have received a major boost from a crucial decision by the House of Lords.
Age discrimination will only become unlawful in the UK from October 2006, but a decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on 22 November 2005 gives an indication of how it expects the relevant provisions of the Employment Directive (2000/78/EC) to be interpreted.
The ECJ has ruled that the German fixed-term contracts legislation contravenes EU law by allowing fixed-term contracts to be concluded without objective reason for any worker of 52 and above.
Earlier this month, the Court of Appeal handed down a decision that significantly changes the landscape in employer negligence.
Judith Harris of Addleshaw Goddard brings you a comprehensive update on the latest decisions that could affect your organisation, and provides advice on what to do about them.
In Flett v Matheson, the EAT holds that the employment tribunal had correctly found that the employee was not employed under a traditional fixed-term contract of apprenticeship as his training period involved a tripartite agreement between the employer, employee and a training provider.
In Bunce v Postworth Ltd (t/a Skyblue), the Court of Appeal holds that, in certain circumstances, there may be an umbrella agreement governing the relationship between a worker and an employment agency, alongside individual, separate contracts in respect of specific assignments for the agency's clients.
A model contract clause on benefits for part-time workers.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to contract types.