United First Partners Research v Carreras [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    EWCA Civ 323
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality, Contracts of Employment, Working Time
Issues covered: Constructive Dismissal; Disability Discrimination; Duty to Make Reasonable Adjustments; Provision, Criterion or Practice; Requirement or Expectation to Work Longer Hours

The claimant worked as an analyst for the respondent, an independent brokerage and research firm. He began employment with the organisation in October 2011. He worked extremely long hours, typically from 8.00 am to 10.00 or 11.00 at night. 

The claimant began to suffer from dizziness, fatigue and headaches, and had difficulties concentrating and focusing after he was involved in a bad cycling accident. His injuries amounted to a disability and he was unable to work the same hours as before. Upon his return to work, the claimant worked a maximum of 8 hours per day. Gradually, and with some difficulty, he began to work longer hours. The respondent began to expect the claimant to work

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This article is correct at 15/03/2018

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