Employment law ruling may impact on employers

by Christopher Evans

A court judgement concerning holiday pay and entitlement may have implications for those running a business.

The Law Lords ruled that former tax inspector Keith Ainsworth wrongly had holiday pay deducted by his employers HM Revenue and Customs when he was off on long-term sick leave.

It overturns a previous court of appeal decision, with Lord Rodger of Earlsferry also ruling that workers unable to take a holiday because of having a long-term illness are entitled to carry that time over into the following year.

Such a ruling means those running firms may need to make adjustments to their provision for workers who may be affected by this ruling because of illness.

In other employment news, legal expert Pamela Rogerson wrote in the Manchester Evening News that good communication is essential for those who have to make staff redundant.

Failure to keep staff in the loop is a common cause of unfair dismissal claims, she said.

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Published on: June 11, 2009

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