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  • Date:
    22 February 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up: Part-time employee rights

    This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering less favourable treatment of part-time employees.

  • Date:
    10 December 2004
    Type:
    Law reports

    Part-time workers: On demand contracts not discriminatory

    In Wippel v Peek & Cloppenburg GmbH & Co. KG, the European Court of Justice holds that a worker working pursuant to a contract under which hours of work are dependent on the amount of work available and are determined only on a case-by-case basis by agreement between the employer and worker, is within the scope of the Equal Treatment Directive.

  • Date:
    1 October 2004
    Type:
    Law reports

    Part- and full-time firefighters on the same contracts, but not the same work

    In Matthews and others v Kent and Medway Towns Fire Authority and others (2 July 2004), the Court of Appeal holds that retained firefighters are employed on the same type of contract as full-time firefighters, as required by reg. 2(4) of the Part-time Workers Regulations, but the retained firefighters claim is unsuccessful as the work they do is found not to be "the same or broadly similar" to their full-time comparators.

  • Date:
    1 September 2004
    Type:
    Law reports

    Matthews and others v Kent and Medway Towns Fire Authority and others

    In Matthews and others v Kent and Medway Towns Fire Authority and others [2004] IRLR 697 CA, the Court of Appeal held that although whole-time and part-time fire-fighters both dealt with fires as their core work, the whole-time fire-fighters had additional duties and there were sufficient differences in their work to mean that it was not 'broadly similar'.

  • Date:
    25 November 2003
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up: burden of proof; and part-time workers' access to pension schemes

    This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering: burden of proof; and part-time workers' access to pension schemes.

  • Date:
    1 November 2003
    Type:
    Law reports

    Part-time workers: Difference in treatment of retained and full-time firefighters was reasonable

    In Matthews and others v (1) Kent and Medway Towns Fire Authority (2) Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (3) The Secretary of State for the Home Department, the EAT holds that an employment tribunal was right to find that retained firefighters and full-time firefighters were employed under different types of contract for the purposes of the Part-Time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000, and that it was reasonable for the employer to treat them differently.

  • Date:
    1 November 2003
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case digest

    Hilary Slater, consultant with Cobbetts solicitors, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.

  • Date:
    1 October 2003
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up

    Our residents experts at Pinsents bring you a comprehensive update on all the latest decisions that could affect your organisation, and advice on what to do about them.

  • Date:
    1 July 2003
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up

    Our resident experts at Pinsents bring you a comprehensive update on all the latest decisions that could affect your organisation, and advice on what to do about them.

  • Date:
    6 May 2003
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up: treating part-time employees less favourably and knowledge of employees' mental illnesses

    This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering: treating part-time employees less favourably and knowledge of employees' mental illnesses.