Part time worker selected for redundancy

Posted on October 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

|By Peter Grose, partner with lester Aldridge Solicitors, Tel:01202 786161 Email:| The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has recently considered a case concerned with whether a part-time employee who was selected for redundancy had been subjected to a detriment because of her part-time status, in contravention of the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 (“Regulations”). The EAT also had to consider whether, if she had been subjected to a detriment, her dismissal on grounds of redundancy was unfair. The case, Hendrickson Europe Ltd v Pipe (EAT 15.04.03 (0272/02)) is of particular interest because it is the first case in which the EAT has had to consider the proper application of the Regulations in the context of an unfair dismissal claim. The case concerned Mrs Pipe who was employed as a full time accounting assistant. From August 1990, at her employer¹s request, she reduced her working hours to 28 hours per week. In November 1999 her employer aske

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