Issue 40 - 1st October 2007

Wednesday 3 October 2007

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EMPLOYMENT APPEAL TRIBUNAL

Statutory grievance procedure

Dick Lovett Ltd v Evans UKEAT/0211/07/JOJ
The Tribunal had erred in holding that explanations given in a meeting which took place subsequent to the purported grievance letter was part of the relevant context to be taken into account when deciding whether the original letter met the statutory requirements.

Redundancy pay

Optical Express Ltd v Williams UKEAT/0036/07/CEA
The Tribunal had erred in concluding that a right to a statutory redundancy payment survived, notwithstanding the operation of, but non-compliance with, the statutory procedure under s138 Employment Rights Act 1996.

Appeals

Todd v Cutter UKEAT/0063/07/ZT
The EAT would not allow the introduction of fresh evidence on appeal which, with reasonable diligence, could have been obtained for the hearing. Ladd v Marshall [1954] 1 WLR 1489 applied.

LEGISLATION

From 1 October 2007 the minimum wage increased to £5.52 an hour for workers aged 22 and over. The rate for 18-21 year olds goes up to £4.60, and for 16-17 year olds it is now £3.40.
The minimum annual leave entitlement also increased from 20 days to 24 days for full-time workers. A further increase to 28 days will take place on 1 April 2009. More info

 

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