G4S Cash Solutions (UK) Ltd v Powell [2016]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination, Contracts of Employment
Issues covered: Disability Discrimination; Reasonable Adjustment; Pay Protection; Contract of Employment; Implied Term; Variation of Contract

Mr. Powell was an ATM engineer in London. After the Claimant became disabled through a back injury the Respondent gave him work in a new role (“key runner”) at his existing rate of pay and led him to believe that the role was long-term.  The following year, however, it said that it was only prepared to employ him in this role at a reduced rate of pay by around 10% because he had fewer responsibilities as a key runner; and when the Claimant refused to accept these terms he was dismissed.

It was argued by the Claimant that there was a variation of his contract entitling him to work as a key runner at his existing rate of pay.  The Employment Tribunal found that there was no such

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This article is correct at 01/09/2016

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