Vision Events (UK) Ltd v Paterson [2014]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Unlawful deductions from wages; flexitime

The employee in this case was promoted. Upon promotion he received a salary increase but lost the right to overtime payments. Instead, he could take part in a flexible working scheme. He amassed an amazing 1000+ hours in flexitime before being made redundant.

The employee sought payment for the unused flexitime accrued by him. The employer offered to pay half (they argued as a gesture of goodwill) and asked him to use up excess flexitime during his notice period. The employee refused both offers.

A tribunal found in his favour, notwithstanding the handbook was silent on payment. The tribunal also had doubts that the employer could require the employee to use up flexitime during his notice

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This article is correct at 07/02/2014

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