24: Khanum v Mid-Glamorgan Area Health Authority

In this series I’m looking at classic employment law cases of the past that still have something to teach us about employment law today. In this episode we look at Khanum v Mid Glamorgan Area Health Authority [1978] IRLR 215. This is an EAT case from 1978 that makes an interesting – and useful – companion to BHS v Burchell

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23. Mears v Safecar Security Ltd

Going back to 1982, Mears v Safecar Security Ltd is a case about written statements of terms and conditions and what term applies when the employee is off sick and there are no express terms dealing with sickness absence or sick pay.

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When this case was decided – this was the number 1 hit single. Enjoy!

 

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22. Devis & Sons Ltd v Atkins

In this episode we look at the first House of Lords case to consider unfair dismissal – Devis & Sons Ltd v Atkins. This leads to a seriously nerdy discussion of the history of the basic award and how it has influenced the question of reasonableness.

On a related topic tyou could also listen to the episode dealing with Polkey v AE Dayton Services Ltd 

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21. Linfood Cash and Carry v Thomson

This week’s episode looks at Linfood Cash and Carry v Thomson & anor. This case from 1989 gives guidance to employers relying on anonymous evidence in disciplinary cases. To see how that guidance is used in practice we also consider dark deeds in crisp factory with Ramsey & ors v Walkers Snack Foods.

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20. RSPB v Croucher

This episode features RSPB v Croucher a case about the scope of the duty to investigate when the employee has already admitted their guilt. We also look at the more recent case of CRO Ports v Wiltshire which shows how Croucher applies today.

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19. Archibald v Fife Council

In this episode I look at the 2004 House of Lords decision in Archibald v Fife Council. This is one of the leading cases on the duty to make reasonable adjustments and shows just how wide that duty can be.

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18. Webb v Emo Air Cargo Ltd

Webb v Emo Air Cargo Ltd is the story of how pregnancy discrimination became established as a claim in its own right. Along the way we take in:

Turley v Allders Department Stores Ltd [1980] ICR 6

Hayes v Malleable Working Men’s Club and Institute [1985] ICR 703

Dekker v Stichting Vormingscentrum voor Jonge Volwassenen (VJV-Centrum) Plus,  Case C-177/88

and

Tele Danmark v HK (acting on behalf of Brandt-Nielsen), Case C-109/00

 

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