In London Borough of Southwark v Mungul, the EAT holds that an employment tribunal erred in law by holding that a fundamental breach of contract invariably leads to a dismissal as a matter of course.
In Baker v Securicor Omega Express Ltd  IRLB 633 EAT, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that the employer had been in breach of contact in imposing a change from weekly to monthly pay, and the employee had been constructively dismissed. However, the dismissal was fair for some other substantial reason.
An employer that gave notice to terminate employees' existing contracts of employment, and offered to re-engage them on new terms, had a duty to consult employee representatives before imposing the new terms, holds the EAT in GMB v Man Truck & Bus UK Ltd.
The consensual application of a scheme for the "buying out" of established but uneconomic working practices to a council's employees was not so irrationally generous to them as to be outside the general statutory powers of local authorities and, therefore, ineffective as a variation of their contracts of employment, holds the Court of Appeal in Newbold and another v Leicester City Council.
In Joseph Hoyle & Son Ltd v Ali and others, the Court of Appeal holds that an employment tribunal did not err in law in deciding that employees under notice of dismissal who failed to accept their employer's offer of re-engagement on new terms by the deadline that it had imposed were unfairly dismissed.
In MacDonald v The Lord Advocate, the Outer House of the Court of Session holds that an employer had no power unilaterally to reduce the rate of an overnight subsistence allowance paid to an employee as part of his contract of employment, where the terms of that contract were the result of a joint agreement between the employer and representatives of various trade unions.
In London Borough of Wandsworth v D'Silva and another, the Court of Appeal holds that provisions of a code of practice on sickness absence which an employer was seeking to amend unilaterally were not contractually binding on that employer.
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