Law reports

Malone and others v British Airways plc [2010] IRLR 431 HC

Reports relating to this case:

  • Contracts: Agreement on crew numbers not incorporated into employees' contracts

    1 June 2010

    In Malone and others v British Airways plc [2010] IRLR 431 HC, the High Court held that the provisions of a collective agreement purporting to set "minimum" cabin crew numbers for different routes and types of craft were not incorporated into individual employees' contracts of employment. In any event, an injunction would not be granted to restrain the employer from reducing cabin crew numbers below the levels specified, and, even if there had been a breach of contract, any award for damages would be for a nominal amount only.

  • Malone and others v British Airways plc

    15 March 2010

    The High Court has held that provisions regarding minimum crew complements, contained in collective agreements, were not legally incorporated into employees’ contracts of employment, and those employees could not rely on them. In any event an injunction sought by the employees, to restrain British Airways (BA) from crewing planes other than in accordance with that collective agreement, could not possibly be justified.

  • Case round-up

    1 March 2010

    Susannah Jarvis (associate) and Kate Williams (professional support lawyer), Addleshaw Goddard, analyse important recent rulings.