Employment law cases

Delaney v Staples (t/a De Montfort Recruitment) [1992] IRLR 191 HL

Reports relating to this case:

  • Wages Act: Pay in lieu of notice not covered by Wages Act

    1 April 1992

    In Delaney v Staples t/a De Montfort Recruitment, the House of Lords holds that a payment in lieu of notice, paid by an employer when terminating employment without notice, is not "wages"; and so cannot be the subject of a complaint to an industrial tribunal under the Wages Act 1986.