Employment law cases

Lewis v Surrey County Council [1987] IRLR 509 HL

Reports relating to this case:

  • Continuity of employment: No aggregation of hours permissible

    1 December 1987

    In Lewis v Surrey County Council, the House of Lords rules that where an employee is employed under separate but concurrent part-time contracts, she is not entitled to aggregate the number of weekly hours worked under each contract in order to establish that a week "counts" towards a period of employment for the purposes of the Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978.