Employment law cases

Jowitt v Pioneer Technology (UK) Ltd [2003] IRLR 356 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Contracts of employment: Employer was under freestanding contractual obligation to make disability payments

    20 June 2003

    In Pioneer Technology (UK) Ltd v Jowitt, the Court of Appeal holds that a contractual clause that, independently of the employer's insurance policy, provided for long-term disability payments to be made to employees no longer able to work due to illness or injury, amounted to a freestanding obligation on the employer to provide such payments to a qualifying employee in circumstances where cover was excluded by the insurance policy.