In List Design Group Ltd v Douglas and others, the EAT holds that employees whose claims for holiday pay were out of time under the requirements of the Working Time Regulations 1998 were entitled to bring their claims under the Employment Rights Act 1996 for unlawful deductions from wages.
An employer was not entitled to withhold sick pay from an employee who took sick leave because of anxiety and depression immediately after being disciplined for misconduct, notwithstanding a contractual clause excluding such entitlement where sickness was "due, or attributable, to his own misconduct", the EAT holds in Manchester City Council v Thurston.
This week's case roundup from Eversheds, covering time limits in discrimination cases and overtime payments
This week's case roundup, covering whether an employee's refusal of an offer of part-time work was unreasonable and whether the reduction of an employee's salary following disciplinary action and demotion constituted an unlawful deduction from wages.
This week's case roundup, covering the selection process for redundancy and whether reducing an employees attendance allowance constitutes an unlawful reduction from wages.
In New Century Cleaning Co Ltd v Church, a majority of the Court of Appeal holds that an employer's unilateral and across-the-board 10% reduction in the established prices offered to teams of employees for regular window-cleaning jobs did not amount to an unauthorised deduction from the wages "properly payable" by the employer to the employees.
In Robertson v Blackstone Franks Investment Management Ltd, the Court of Appeal holds that an investment consultant suffered unlawful deductions from his wages when commission earned in respect of work done before his contract was terminated, but payable after termination, was not paid.
An employment tribunal was wrong to hold that an employee suffered an unlawful deduction from wages when he was required to transfer from night-shift working to day shifts and received lower pay as a result, holds the EAT in Hussman Manufacturing Ltd v Weir.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to unauthorised deductions from pay.