Lewis v Historic Royal Palaces [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Pay, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Unlawful Deduction from Wages; Time Limit 'Not Reasonably Practicable'

The claimant was employed by the respondent as a security warden at Hillsborough Castle.  There was a requirement from Hillsborough Castle to have security on site at all times.  The central issue in the case related to ‘shift disturbance allowance’, which was referred to in the company handbook and designed to provide an additional sum for working unsociable hours.  The claimant, and others at Hillsborough Castle, was not receiving this sum and after action from his Trade Union it was then brought into effect  from the 1st August 2016.  The claimant had become aware that his colleagues working at the Tower of London received back-pay in terms of the ‘shift

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