In Heatherwood & Wrexham Park Hospitals Trust v Beer EAT/0255/06, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that an employee was entitled to her normal pay and not just sick pay during a period of suspension when she would have been unfit to work anyway.
In Commissioners for HM Revenue & Customs v Leisure Employment Services Ltd EAT/0106/06, the Employment Appeal Tribunal holds that sums deducted from the pay of workers living in employer-provided accommodation to offset the cost of utility bills cannot be counted as part of their wages for the purposes of establishing if they are receiving the minimum wage.
This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering time limits for making tribunal claims.
In Serco Ltd t/a Education Bradford & Ors v Quarshie EAT/0466/05, the Employment Appeal Tribunal holds that an employee suspended on "full salary" did not suffer an unlawful deduction from wages when the employer exercised its contractual right to terminate a temporary upgrade in his responsibilities with a consequent loss of pay.
In Giannelli v Edmund Bell & Co Ltd EAT/0192/05, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that economic dependency and the exercise of control are important factors in establishing an individual's status as a worker.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to tax and deductions from pay.