Constructive knowledge

Constructive knowledge Labour & European Law Review Weekly Issue 632 07 August 2019 Even if they do not have actual knowledge that an employee has a disability, employers can be held to have constructive knowledge of one. In Kelly v Royal Mail Group Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the employer could not […]

NORMAL REMUNERATION case regarding Overtime

Labour & European Law Review Weekly Issue 632 07 August 2019 It is well established in law that workers are entitled to be paid “normal remuneration” when their holiday pay is calculated. In Flowers and ors v East of England Ambulance Trust, the Court of Appeal held that holiday pay should also include voluntary overtime […]

Birmingham Branch Disabled Members’ meeting

Calling Notice Birmingham Branch Disabled Members’ meeting Date: Monday August 12th   Venue:  UNISON Birmingham Branch 19th Floor McLaren Building Priory Queensway   Time: 17.30-19.30   UNISON Disabled Members are welcome to attend the above meeting. If you have any specific access requirements please contact: Philippa Hands: (0121) 464 1048 or 200 7107     […]

Disabled Members News

DISABLED MEMBERS’  CONFERENCE The 2019 UNISON Disabled Members’ Conference takes place from Saturday 2nd to Monday 4th November at Brighton Convention Centre Branches and Regions can send delegates to the Conference to debate motions and amendments on issues that affect disabled members  in the workplace. The Birmingham Branch is one of only six Branches that send delegates from […]

Recent useful Employment Tribunal cases

Here are some recent useful Employment Tribunal cases (June 2019) Analyst with autism wins discrimination claim after being ‘overwhelmed’ by office environment A senior analyst on the autism spectrum has won a claim for indirect disability discrimination after his employer failed to make reasonable adjustments for his condition. Tom Sherbourne worked at energy supplier npower […]

Disabled Members Newsletter

Disabled Members Newsletter May 2019

Birmingham Branch Disabled Members’ meeting

Calling Notice   Birmingham Branch Disabled Members’ meeting   Date: Monday March 11th     Venue:  UNISON Birmingham Branch 19th Floor McLaren Building Priory Queensway   Time: 17.30-19.30     UNISON Disabled Members are welcome to attend the above meeting. If you have any specific access requirements please contact:   Philippa Hands: 464 1048 or […]

Normal remuneration

Labour & European Law Review Weekly Issue 588 19 September 2018 It is well established in law that workers are entitled to be paid “normal remuneration” when their holiday pay is being calculated. In Flowers and ors v East of England Ambulance Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that holiday pay should also include […]

Receipt of Notice

Although an employment contract has to state the length of notice of termination, it does not have to state how notice should be given. In Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood, the Supreme Court held that, as employers and employees need to know whether and when employment had come to an end, receipt […]

Pay Progression – Deemed Acceptance

Labour & European Law Review Weekly Issue 578 11 July 2018 Although it is not always easy for courts to know when to infer acceptance by an employee of a change to their terms and conditions, the Court of Appeal held in Abrahall and ors v Nottingham City Council and anor that if there is […]