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Guarantee payments: What is a "reasonable requirement" for an employer to impose in a lay-off?

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    C Meadows v Faithful Overalls Ltd [1977] IRLR 330 IT (0 other reports)

Under s.23(2)(b) of the Employment Protection Act, an employee disentitles himself from the right to receive a guarantee payment under s.22 if he "does not comply with reasonable requirements imposed by his employer with a view to ensuring that his services are available." As the Industrial Tribunal case of Meadows v Faithful Overalls Ltd [1977] IRLR 330 highlights, the main issue in applying this provision is whether the employer's requirements were "reasonable". In this case, the Industrial Tribunal holds that it was reasonable for the company to ask employees to wait at the factory until oil for the central heating system arrived.