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  • Date:
    3 July 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case of the week: Banking on the bonus doesn't pay

    This week's case of the week, provided by Addleshaw Goddard, covers discretionary bonuses.

  • Date:
    17 April 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    Discretionary bonuses: Employer properly exercised discretion in making bonus payments

    In Commerzbank AG v Keen [2007] IRLR 132 CA the Court of Appeal held that an employer did not act in breach of the implied terms of a contract of employment in awarding to a highly paid employee lower bonuses than those recommended by his manager. Further, the terms of employment contracts are not covered by the provisions of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977.

  • Date:
    2 March 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    Equal pay: case law update

    This article looks at some of the significant judgments in the area of equal pay over the past year and their implications.

  • Date:
    22 November 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Commerzbank AG v Keen

    In Commerzbank AG v Keen [2007] IRLR 132 CA, the Court of Appeal has held that, in order to show that an employer has breached a discretionary bonus term, the employee must demonstrate that the employer exercised its discretion irrationally or perversely.

  • Date:
    23 June 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Sex discrimination: Pro rata reduction of contractual bonus for ordinary maternity leave not discriminatory

    In Hoyland v Asda Stores Ltd [2006] All ER (D) 133 CS, the Court of Session holds that despite being described as "discretionary" a bonus scheme was "regulated" by the employee's contract of employment and therefore fell outside the scope of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.

  • Date:
    19 May 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust v Abbott and others

    In Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust v Abbott and others [2006] IRLR 546 CA, the Court of Appeal in an equal pay case has held that, in choosing a group of employees to act as comparators in a claim of indirect sex discrimination, the whole advantaged group should be chosen where possible and a section of the advantaged group should not be arbitrarily excluded.

  • Type:
    Policies and documents

    Contract clause on production-based bonuses

    A model contract clause on production-based bonus payments.

  • Date:
    10 February 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Abbott and others v Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust

    In Abbott and others v Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust [2006] All ER (D) 140 (Jan) EAT, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employment tribunal in an equal pay claim failed to consider the balance between the discriminatory effect of not paying bonuses to a group of employees and the objective justification for that decision.

  • Date:
    3 April 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round up

    Sarah Collins of Addleshaw Goddard brings you a comprehensive update on the latest decisions that could affect your organisation and advice on what to do about them.

  • Date:
    25 February 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    Deductions from wages: Failure to pay declared bonus was unlawful deduction

    In Farrell Matthews & Weir v Hansen, the EAT holds that a non-contractual bonus that had been declared constituted wages under s.27(3) of the Employment Rights Act 1996. The employer's failure to pay it therefore amounted to an unlawful deduction from wages.

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