Working Time: Calculation of holiday pay
The European Court of Justice considered whether a reduction of pay for statutory holiday to take into account periods on short time working breached the Working Time Directive…
Published 14 March 2019
An employer is entitled to allow an employee, when they have been unable to take an uninterrupted rest break, to take a series of shorter breaks during their shift which, when aggregated together, amounted to over 20 minutes.
The hirer of agency workers was liable for the agency’s failure to pay equal pay to the workers in spite of the hirer having made payments to the agency to fund payments to the workers
The dismissal of a nursery teacher for co-habiting with her boyfriend, contrary to her employer’s religious beliefs, and refusing to lie about it, had not suffered direct discrimination on the grounds of her religion
The dismissal of an employee on the day of a TUPE transfer because her new employer anticipated ongoing problems with a fellow employee was automatically unfair under TUPE.
A claim of automatically unfair dismissal for asserting breach of a statutory right must be based on an assertion that there has already been a breach of the statutory right, not that there will be a future breach.
NHS Employers have issued a new factsheet for employers and workers in order to assist understanding of their rights when entering into settlement agreements.