A tribunal held that Mr Rawlings, whose sickness absence lasted the whole of 2005 and until his departure in 2006, was entitled to be paid for the holiday he had been unable to take due to that absence.
In HM Revenue and Customs v Stringer and others sub nom Commissioners of Inland Revenue v Ainsworth and others  IRLR 677 HL, the House of Lords held that a claim for unpaid holiday due under the Working Time Regulations 1998 can be brought as an unlawful deductions from wages claim under ss.13 and 23 of the Employment Rights Act 1996.
In Bleuse v MBT Transport Ltd EAT/0339/07 & EAT/0632/07, the EAT held that a German employee not based in Britain could not pursue claims for unfair dismissal and unlawful deductions from wages before the employment tribunal, notwithstanding that his contract of employment was governed by English law. However, he could pursue a claim for unpaid holiday pay because the right to paid annual leave under the Working Time Regulations 1998 implements a directly effective European right that domestic courts must seek to enforce.
This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers religious discrimination.
This week's case of the week, provided by Addleshaw Goddard, covers unlawful deductions from wages.
In Coors Brewers Ltd v Adcock  EWCA Civ 19 CA, the Court of Appeal has held that employment tribunals do not have jurisdiction to hear claims for unlawful deductions from wages where a detailed investigation to identify the level of underpayment is required.
In Serco Ltd t/a Education Bradford & Ors v Quarshie EAT/0466/05, the Employment Appeal Tribunal holds that an employee suspended on "full salary" did not suffer an unlawful deduction from wages when the employer exercised its contractual right to terminate a temporary upgrade in his responsibilities with a consequent loss of pay.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that a woman who receives a pay rise at any time before the end of her maternity leave must receive the benefit of this in the earnings-related part of her maternity pay.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to unauthorised deductions from pay.