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Antuzis and others v DJ Houghton Catching Services Ltd and others [2019]

Case reference:EWHC.843.(QB)   The claimants were employed at various farms and suffered exploitative conditions. They worked extremely long hours, were paid less than minimum wage and no attempt was ever made to pay them holiday pay or overtime. The central issue in the case centred on a director’s liability for inducing a brea...
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Working Time and Leave Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Shelbourne v Cancer Research UK [2019]

Case reference:EWHC.842.(QB)   In this case an animal research worker at the charity had been lifted and dropped by a drunk visiting Cambridge University scientist. Ms Shelbourne sustained serious back injuries. She sued her employer, rather than the visiting scientist. It appears that the visiting scientist had lifted (without...
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Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
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Mr Jozsef Fitz v Holland and Barrett Retail Limited [2019]

The claimant began working as a part-time sales associate for the respondent health shop. After being promoted to supervisor, he became responsible for opening the store in the morning and closing the store at night if the store manager was absent. He claimed that in carrying out these tasks he ha...
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Working Time and Leave Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Danny Loughran v Concentrix CVG Intelligent Contact Limited [2019]

Decision number:5749/18IT   Legal body:niit The claimant claimed unfair dismissal and disability discrimination. After failure to comply with numerous Orders of the tribunal, an ‘Unless Order’ was issued, with a warning that the claim could be struck out in the event of non-compliance. The claimant’s solicitor later emailed the tribunal with...
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Tribunal Practice Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust v Gregg [2019]

Case reference:EWCA.Civ.387   The Claimant was a doctor employed by the NHS. After the deaths of two patients, he faced internal disciplinary procedures and was excluded on full pay. He was referred to the General Medical Council (GMC) and a police enquiry began soon after. Later, his registration was temporarily suspended, his...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues Contracts of Employment
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Matthew Kenny v Admiral Care Services Limited [2018]

Case reference:5221/18   The respondent is a limited company which provides domiciliary care services in the community. The claimant had been employed as a Care Assistant and later as a Team Leader until he resigned. He commenced a period of sick leave due to depression. A number of ‘welfare meetings’ were held to ascerta...
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Cresco Investigation v Markus Achatzi [2019]

Case reference:C-193/17   Under a provision of Austrian national law known as the ARG, Good Friday is a paid public holiday, entailing a 24-hour rest period for members of the Evangelical Churches of the Augsburg and Helvetic Confessions, the Old Catholic Church and the United Methodist Church (“the churches covered by the ...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Horgan & Keegan v Minister for Education & Skills [2019]

Case reference:C-154/18   In 2011, Mr Horgan and Ms Keegan qualified as school teachers in Ireland. As of that autumn, they commenced employment as teachers in an Irish State primary school. The salary scales for newly recruited teachers, contained in Circular 0040/2011, reduce, as of 1 January 2011, the salaries by 10% at ...
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Discrimination and Equality Recruitment and Selection
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Lynott v Vinaccia and Ors t/a Aldo’s Restaurant [2019]

Case reference:NIIT.(CASE.REF:.5984/18)   Lynott v Vinaccia and Ors t/a Aldo’s Restaurant [2019] NIIT (CASE REF: 5984/18) Keywords: Unfair Dismissal; Dismissal v Resignation; Heat of the Moment Argument; One-Off Incidents The claimant was employed as a chef at the respondents’ restaurant. One shift, an altercation arose between the claiman...
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Unfair Dismissal
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Grange v Abellio London Ltd [2018]

Case reference:UKEAT.0304_17_0810   We covered an earlier EAT decision on this case in 2016, where it was established that, where an employer does not permit an employee to take statutory breaks under the WTR, it can amount to a refusal to allow the employee said breaks, even where the employee does not request them: https://www.lega...
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Working Time and Leave