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Case law: Employer contacting employee off sick, without reasonable or proper cause, could amount to constructive dismissal

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

Case law: Employers may have to take wholly voluntary working into account when calculating holiday pay

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

Case law: Employee with strong views on public sector spending may be protected by discrimination law

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