Archive for the 'contract of employment' Category

Volunteer could not claim disability discrimination because he had no employment contract, judge rules

“A paid army volunteer could not claim he had been discriminated against due to disability when work for the army stopped because he did not have an employment contract, an employment appeal tribunal judge has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th May 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Employment law changes would shift balance in bosses’ favour – The Guardian

“If the government pushes ahead with plans to double the one-year qualifying period, employees could have to work for two years before having the right to claim unfair dismissal.”

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The Guardian, 3rd May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Deutsche Lufthansa AG v Kumpan – WLR Daily

Deutsche Lufthansa AG v Kumpan (Case C-109/09); [2011] WLR (D) 90

“Where an employee was first employed on a contract for an indefinite period and then subsequently employed by the same employer to carry out the same work on successive fixed-term contracts over a period of several years, clause 5(1) of the Framework Agreement on fixed-term work, which had the objective of preventing the abuse of the successive use of fixed-term contracts, had to be interpreted as meaning, in relation to the imposition of the final fixed-term contract, that according to the national law ‘a close objective connection with a previous employment contract of indefinite duration concluded with the same employer’ existed.”

WLR Daily, 10th March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Koelzsch v État du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg – WLR Daily

Koelzsch v État du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg (Case C-29/10); [2011] WLR (D) 93

“Where an employee carries out activities in more than one contracting state the country in which the employee ‘habitually carries out his work in performance of the contract’, within the meaning of article 6(2)(a) of the Rome Convention on the law applicable to contractual obligations, was that in which or from which, in the light of all the factors which characterised that activity, the employee performed the greater part of his obligations towards his employer.”

WLR Daily, 15th March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Malone and others v British Airways plc – WLR Daily

Malone and others v British Airways plc [2010] EWCA Civ 1225; [2010] WLR (D) 280

“When considering whether a term in a collective agreement was incorporated into employees’ individual contracts of employment, regard would be had, inter alia, to: (i) whether the provision impacted upon the working conditions of the employees; (ii) whether the provision was in truth a collective matter rather than a personal one; and (iii) what the parties had intended the provision to mean.”

WLR Daily, 4th November 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Letter of dismissal took effect on reading, not sending, says Supreme Court – OUT-LAW.com

“The firing of an employee only took effect when she read the letter informing her of her dismissal, which was nearly a week after a disciplinary hearing and four days after the letter arrived at her home, the Supreme Court has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th October 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Gisda Cyf v Barratt – WLR Daily

Gisda Cyf v Barratt [2010] UKSC 41; [2010] WLR (D) 250

“Where dismissal without notice was communicated to an employee in a letter, the contract of employment did not terminate until the employee had actually read the letter or had had a reasonable opportunity of reading it.”

WLR Daily, 13th October 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.


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