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  • Date:
    8 March 1991
    Type:
    Law reports

    Contracts of employment: Doctors' hours under attack

    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.

  • Date:
    1 May 1986
    Type:
    Law reports

    Whether information is persuasion

    Communication of information that an employer operated a colour bar was not an attempt to induce discrimination, according to CRE v Powell and City of Birmingham District Council (EAT, 10.9.85) EOR7B.

  • Date:
    1 May 1986
    Type:
    Law reports

    Discriminatory retirement age

    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.

  • Date:
    1 November 1985
    Type:
    Law reports

    Market rate salary held to be personal

    In Rainey v Greater Glasgow Health Board (Court of Session, 3.7.85) EOR4A payment of a higher salary to a man recruited from the private sector than to a woman employed on like work directly recruited into the Health Service is held to result from circumstances personal to the man so as to fall within the employer's defence under the Equal Pay Act 1970.