In Broadist v HM Prison Service, an employment tribunal found that the employer's refusal to allow a semi-retired dog handler to remain working on a part-time basis with an alternative dog, after his dog had died, amounted to indirect age discrimination.
Updated to include new rates of the national minimum wage, effective from 1 April 2019.
Updated to include information on British Airways plc v Pinaud, in which the Court of Appeal held that a part-time employee had been subjected to less favourable treatment in relation to days of availability to work.
In British Airways plc v Pinaud, the Court of Appeal held that a part-time worker's contract requiring her to be available for work 53.5% of the time that a full-time comparator was required to be available for work constituted less favourable treatment because she was paid only 50% of the full-time salary.
In Roddis v Sheffield Hallam University, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a lecturer employed under a zero hours contract was employed under the same type of contract as a permanent full-time lecturer for the purposes of his claim of less favourable treatment under the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 (SI 2000/1551).
Updated to include information on the ECJ decision in The Sash Window Workshop, in which a worker was entitled to carry over paid annual leave where he had not been given the opportunity to take it.
Kirsti Laird is senior associate at Charles Russell Speechlys. She rounds up the latest rulings.
Amanda Steadman is a professional support lawyer, Iain Naylor, Lucy Sorell and Rachael Wake are associates, and Jessica-Alice Curtis is a trainee solicitor at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to part-time work.