A £10,000 award for sexual harassment has been upheld on appeal even though the appeals tribunal described the level of compensation as 'generous'.
Employees whose contracts of employment expressly specified 39 hours of work a week while incorporating a national agreement that provided for a standard working week of 37 hours suffered unlawful deductions from wages when they did not receive overtime payments in respect of two of the 39 hours they worked weekly, holds the EAT in Inverclyde Council v Wilson and others.
This week's case roundup, covering unfair dismissal and redundancy procedures laid down in collective agreements.
An employment tribunal erred in ruling that employees who protested to their employer, by way of petition, against new terms and conditions of employment collectively agreed between the employer and the recognised trade union had not accepted those terms, holds the EAT in London General Transport Services Ltd v Henry and others.
In Kruger v Kreiskrankenhaus Ebersberg the European Court of Justice has ruled that a collective agreement which excluded employees working less than 15 hours from bonus payments is indirectly discriminatory.
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