This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering allowance entitlements and failure to consult on redundancies.
Practical guidance on setting up an out-of-school-hours scheme to assist employees with childcare arrangements.
Continuing our series on the implications of recent significant cases, Anthony Korn, a barrister at 199 Strand Chambers, looks at the issues surrounding some employment-related disputes.
In Pioneer Technology (UK) Ltd v Jowitt, the Court of Appeal holds that a contractual clause that, independently of the employer's insurance policy, provided for long-term disability payments to be made to employees no longer able to work due to illness or injury, amounted to a freestanding obligation on the employer to provide such payments to a qualifying employee in circumstances where cover was excluded by the insurance policy.
Hilary Slater, consultant with Cobbetts solicitors, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.
Our resident experts at Pinsent Curtis Biddle bring you a comprehensive update on all the latest decisions that could affect your organisation, and advice on what to do about them.
This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering: entitlements to PHI benefits; and disability claims.
In Marlow v East Thames Housing Group Ltd, the High Court holds that where an employee is contractually entitled to benefits paid by insurers under a permanent health insurance policy with the employer, the employer is bound to take all reasonable steps to secure those benefits from the insurers. This could, depending on the circumstances, entail pursuing litigation against the insurers.
In Walton v Airtours plc and another, the Court of Appeal holds that an airline pilot who was unable to continue with his job after becoming ill with chronic fatigue syndrome, but was fit to undertake light part-time work with rehabilitation and a programme of support, remained entitled to benefits under the employer's PHI scheme, notwithstanding that those benefits were payable in the long term only if the employee was unable to "follow any occupation".
Recent decisions show that while Permanent Health Insurance is valuable for staff, it can damage your organisation. By Anthony Korn, a barrister at 199 Strand Chambers.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to benefits.