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  • Part-time workers: 'Broadly similar work' test in part-time workers legislation requires assessment of work as a whole

    Date:
    19 May 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Matthews and others v Kent & Medway Towns Fire Authority and others [2006] 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.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 April 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Joe Glavina, of Addleshaw Goddard outlines the latest legal rulings and explains what you need to do to avoid tribunals.

  • Ruling gives part-timers more rights

    Date:
    14 March 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Part-time staff claiming the same rights as full-timers have received a major boost from a crucial decision by the House of Lords.

  • ECJ finds fixed-term contracts for over-52s unjustified

    Date:
    1 December 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    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.

  • ECJ ruling on fixed-term contracts for older workers

    Date:
    1 December 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    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.

  • Double vicarious vision causes concern

    Date:
    22 November 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    Earlier this month, the Court of Appeal handed down a decision that significantly changes the landscape in employer negligence.

  • Case round up

    Date:
    1 September 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    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.

  • Employment status: 'Modern apprenticeship' not apprenticeship

    Date:
    15 July 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    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.

  • Agency workers: Agency worker not employee of agency or end-user

    Date:
    24 June 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    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.

  • Part-time worker's benefits contract clause

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model contract clause on benefits for part-time workers.