In Allsop v North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council  90 LGR 462 CA, the Court of Appeal held that payments made to employees by a local authority as compensation for redundancy under a voluntary severance scheme were unlawful as they exceeded the prescribed limits.
An employer's right to require overtime from an employee who is under a contractual obligation to be "on call" for a specified number of hours in excess of his basic working week, is subject to the employer's implied duty to take reasonable care not to injure its employee's health, holds the Court of Appeal in Johnstone v Bloomsbury Health Authority.
In Robb v London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham  IRLR 72 HC, the High Court granted an interlocutory injunction restraining the council from giving effect to the purported summary dismissal of its director of finance on disciplinary grounds - and requiring it to treat him as suspended on full pay - unless and until it had properly complied with the disciplinary procedure incorporated into his contract of employment.
In MacPherson v London Borough of Lambeth  IRLR 470 HC, the High Court held that the refusal of the employees to operate new equipment was in breach of their contracts and the employees were not entitled to an interlocutory order directing the council to pay arrears of salary.
In Marshall v Southampton and South-West Hampshire Area Health Authority (26.2.86) EOR7E, the European Court of Justice rules that compulsory retirement of men and women at different ages contravenes the EEC Equal Treatment Directive.
In Strathclyde Regional Council v Neil  IRLR 11 CS, the Sheriff Court held that a contractual provision for repayment by the employee of the costs incurred is not a penalty and can be enforced, provided the amount relates to the loss suffered by the employer.
In Tayside Regional Council v McIntosh  IRLR 272 EAT, the EAT held that a requirement for "qualifications" need not be expressly stated in a contract of employment, as it may be inferred from the job advertisement or from the nature of the job.
In Gardiner v London Borough of Merton  IRLR 472 CA, the Court of Appeal held that where an individual leaves the employ of one authority and joins another he or she will lose all rights of continuity of employment except for those that may be provided for under the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment etc) (Modification) Order 1999.
In Milsom v Leicestershire County Council  IRLR 433 IT, the Industrial Tribunal held that a pay statement must detail the amount of each variable deduction and the purpose for which it is made, and not merely label an item "miscellaneous deduction".
In East Lindsey District Council v G E Daubney  IRLR 181 EAT, the EAT held that a failure to investigate an employee's medical condition and prognosis prior to dismissal for capability would normally result in unfair dismissal.
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