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Employers who contact an employee who is off sick should think carefully about the nature of the contact and its potential effect on the employee, taking into account the importance and urgency of their reasons, and the reasons the employee is off sick. … Read more
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 9:37 am
Employers should consider whether to include wholly voluntary overtime, and standby and call-out payments when calculating employees' annual holiday pay, following a recent ruling.
A local authority invited tradesmen working on its housing stock to do voluntary overtime on Saturdays. All voluntarily agreed to work 9 to 5 on Saturdays and to be on a standby rota at night and at weekends to deal with emergencies and repairs
This arrangement became part of their regular work pattern.… Read more
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 9:35 am
Employers who subject an employee to detriment for their strongly held views, for example, about the proper and efficient use of public money in the public sector, may be discriminating against them on grounds of 'philosophical belief', following a recent ruling.… Read more
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 9:34 am