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  • What happens if the employer refuses to pay a guarantee payment?

    Type:
    FAQs

  • Guarantee payments: Paid work does not postpone next guarantee pay period

    Date:
    1 February 1995
    Type:
    Law reports

    The fact than an employee worked for six weeks during a three-month guarantee pay period did not mean that the start of the next guarantee pay period was postponed by six weeks, holds the EAT in Jones v Squire's Garage & Road Transport Ltd.

  • Redundancy: Layoff procedures must be followed

    Date:
    10 January 1984
    Type:
    Law reports

    Employees who have been laid off or on short time for certain specified periods may claim redundancy payments provided they follow complex notification procedures. In Kenneth MacRae & Co Ltd v Dawson the EAT holds that the procedures must be followed, and only in unusual circumstances will an employee be able to claim constructive dismissal because the period of lay off is unreasonable.

  • Cartwright v G Clancey Ltd

    Date:
    1 September 1983
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Cartwright v G Clancey Ltd [1983] IRLR 355 EAT, the EAT held that the Industrial Tribunal had correctly held that, since the appellant had already received remuneration from his employer in respect of five workless days, he was not entitled to statutory guarantee payments for a further four workless days in the relevant three-month period.

  • Miller and ors v Harry Thornton (Lollies) Ltd

    Date:
    1 October 1978
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Miller and ors v Harry Thornton (Lollies) Ltd [1978] IRLR 430 IT, the Industrial Tribunal held that an employer cannot avoid liability for a guarantee payment in respect a workless day by offering to let an employee make up for lost time on a different day or days.

  • (1) M North and others v Pavleigh Ltd (2) D Skeet and others v Carr Mills Clothing Co Ltd

    Date:
    1 December 1977
    Type:
    Law reports

    In (1) M North and others v Pavleigh Ltd (2) D Skeet and others v Carr Mills Clothing Co Ltd [1977] IRLR 461 IT, the Industrial Tribunal held that an employer's closure of a workplace in order to observe a Jewish holiday is not an occurrence "affecting the normal working of the employer's business".

  • IS Purdy v Willowbrook International Ltd

    Date:
    1 October 1977
    Type:
    Law reports

    In IS Purdy the Willowbrook International Ltd [1977] IRLR 388 IT, the Industrial Tribunal held that suitable alternative work need not be work which the employee is employed to do under his or her contract.

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

    Date:
    15 September 1977
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Meadows v Faithful Overalls Ltd, 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.

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