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Employee remanded in custody not entitled to wages
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 10 2011

The EAT has held, in the case of Burns v Santander UK plc, that an employee who is remanded in custody for six months while awaiting trial was not entitled to claim wages for that period


ECJ confirms that part payment of salary in vouchers is a taxable for VAT purposes
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 10 2010

In its judgment in the case of Astra Zeneca UK Limited v HRMC, the European Court of Justice has followed the Advocate General's opinion that part payment of salary to employees in the form of vouchers is a taxable supply for VAT purposes


Meaning of "occupied premises" for purposes of car pool tax exemption
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 10 2010

Providing a company car to an employee is treated as a taxable benefit but there is an exemption to the general rule where the car provided by the employer is used as a "pool car"


Disability-related discrimination: Malcolm comparator test applies in employment cases
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 10 2010

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the narrow comparator test set down by the House of Lords in London Borough of Lewisham v Malcolm (2008) (a housing case) applies to employment cases of disability-related discrimination (Aylott v Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council


Changes to national minimum wage structure and rates from 1 October
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 10 2010

From 1 October 2010 the national minimum wage rates will increase as follows


EHRC publishes guidance on Equality Act
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 10 2010

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published a series of guidance documents on the Equality Act 2010, which explain the Act's provisions and give practical examples


Jurisdiction and discrimination claims
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 10 2010

In Ministry of Defence v Wallis & Grocott, the EAT has held that dependants of British members of the armed forces, working for the Ministry of Defence ("MOD") abroad could bring claims for unfair dismissal and sex discrimination in the UK


EAT confirms Equal Pay Act is not a fair wages statute
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 10 2010

The EAT has confirmed that the Equal Pay Act requires the tribunal to focus on each discrete contractual term relating to elements of remuneration and not on the overall remuneration paid to a woman compared to a man (Brownbill and others v St Helens and Knowsley Hospital NHS Trust


Validity of final written warnings where employee has not appealed
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 14 2011

The EAT has held, in the case of Davies v Sandwell MBC, that where the employee had not appealed against a final written warning, it did not make the warning automatically valid, but the employment tribunal could take into account the validity of that warning in deciding whether a subsequent dismissal was fair


Favouring a woman on maternity leave in redundancy scoring was sex discrimination
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 14 2011

The EAT has held in Eversheds Legal Services Ltd v De Belin that favouring a woman on maternity leave in a redundancy scoring exercise amounted to sex discrimination against a man in the selection pool