Stewart v Department of Finance & Personnel [2012] NIQB 43

Posted In: Case Law
  • Legal Body
    Other Tribunals & Courts (OTAC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Working Time
Issues covered: Terms and Conditions of Employment; Conditioned Overtime

The plaintiff, who is a security guard employed by the Department, alleged that, in June 2008, his employer breached his contract of employment by depriving him of 2 hours guaranteed, compulsory daily overtime. The Court found that these two hours were „conditioned overtime‟, i.e. hours which formed part of the plaintiff‟s terms of employment. Thus the Court ruled that the hours were both compulsory and guaranteed. The High Court reached this conclusion after hearing oral evidence from the plaintiff and from witnesses, and also by reference to a letter of appointment stating that his hours of work were 8.00am to 6.00pm. Some

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This article is correct at 07/09/2012

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