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  • Date:
    24 June 2003
    Type:
    Law reports

    On appeal

    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.

  • Date:
    20 June 2003
    Type:
    Law reports

    Contracts of employment: Employer was under freestanding contractual obligation to make disability payments

    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.

  • Date:
    1 May 2003
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case digest

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

  • Date:
    1 April 2003
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round up

    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.

  • Date:
    25 February 2003
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up: entitlements to PHI benefits and disability claims

    This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering: entitlements to PHI benefits; and disability claims.

  • Date:
    21 February 2003
    Type:
    Law reports

    Contracts of employment: Duty on employer to pursue insurers for PHI payments

    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.

  • Date:
    21 February 2003
    Type:
    Law reports

    Contracts of employment: Employee was entitled to long-term incapacity benefit

    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".

  • Date:
    26 November 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Running a risk with the health of your company

    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.

  • Date:
    22 October 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up

    This week's case round-up from Eversheds covers racial discrimination and termination on the grounds of ill health.

  • Date:
    1 March 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    Insurers entitled to reduce benefit to women

    In Scott v MPFS (Insurance Services Ltd) a Central London County Court (Judge Hallgarten QC) has ruled that the underwriters of the Metropolitan Police medical insurance fund did not unlawfully discriminate on grounds of sex by reducing benefits payable to women police officers in respect of permanent total disablement to half of those payable to male police officers.

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