Apprenticeship and training contracts

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  • Former apprentice on "university sponsorship" training contract was not an employee

    Date:
    18 January 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that the employment tribunal was wrong to hold that a former apprentice, who had a "university sponsorship contract" with the respondent company, was an employee and had been unfairly dismissed when that contract came to an end. 

  • 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.

  • National minimum wage: Pupil barrister worked under contract of apprenticeship

    Date:
    1 December 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Edmonds v Lawson QC and others, the High Court declares that a pupil barrister who had attained the age of 26 was a "worker" within the meaning of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 because she was employed under a contract of apprenticeship.

  • Trainees: Apprentice cannot be dismissed for redundancy

    Date:
    15 June 1996
    Type:
    Law reports

    An employer cannot terminate a "true" contract of apprenticeship before the fixed period of the apprenticeship expires solely on the ground of redundancy falling short of complete closure, or of a fundamental change in the character, of the employer's enterprise, holds the High Court in Wallace v CA Roofing Services Ltd.

  • Contracts of employment: Apprenticeships ended before dismissal

    Date:
    1 September 1994
    Type:
    Law reports

    An industrial tribunal was entitled to find that two apprentices had finished their apprenticeships a few days before they were dismissed, holds the EAT in Devonport Management Ltd v Grant and McCombes, so that by the date of dismissal they were employees entitled to the "ordinary incidents of employment laws".

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