Employment law cases

All items: Collective bargaining and agreements

  • Deliveroo riders cannot rely on art.11 trade union rights, rules Supreme Court

    In Independent Workers Union of Great Britain v Central Arbitration Committee and another, the Supreme Court held that Deliveroo riders are not in an employment relationship and fall outside the scope of the trade union rights under art.11 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

  • Collective bargaining: Imposing a rejected pay award was unlawful

    23 June 2022

    In INEOS Infrastructure Grangemouth Ltd v Jones and others, the EAT held that the employer had offered an unlawful inducement when it imposed a pay award in circumstances where collective bargaining pay negotiations had not been exhausted.

  • Supreme Court rules that direct pay offers to workers were unlawful

    28 October 2021

    In Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley and others, the Supreme Court restored the tribunal's decision and held that the employer had offered unlawful inducements when it made two pay offers directly to Unite members while the collective bargaining process was still continuing.

  • Collective bargaining: Employer's direct approach to employees was lawful

    17 June 2019

    In Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley and others, the Court of Appeal held that the employer had not made unlawful inducements when it sent letters to employees asking them to agree a pay deal that had been rejected by their trade union.

  • University breached information and consultation of employees regulations

    7 May 2016

    In University of London v Morrissey, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) found that the University of London breached the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004, when it asked two recognised trade unions, whose members constituted around 25% of the workforce, to nominate employee representatives.

  • Case round-up

    1 July 2015

    David Malamatenios is a partner, and Krishna Santra, Sandra Martins and Colin Makin are senior associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Case round-up

    1 May 2014

    David Malamatenios is a partner, Linda Quinn and Krishna Santra senior associates and Melissa Powys-Rodrigues and Dominic Speedie associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Case round-up

    1 April 2014

    Neil Window is a trainee solicitor, Heather Marsh, Carly Mather, Associate and David Rintoul are associate solicitors, and Catherine Barker is managing associate at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.

  • TUPE: "Dynamic" contractual clauses derived from collective agreements not enforceable against transferee unable to participate in negotiations

    31 December 2013

    In Alemo-Herron and others v Parkwood Leisure Ltd Case C-426/11 ECJ, the ECJ held that "dynamic" clauses in contracts of employment that refer to collective agreements negotiated and adopted after the transfer are not enforceable against a transferee that has not been able to participate in the negotiating process.

  • Case of the week: Loosely drafted collective agreement did not allow lower pay increase

    20 June 2013

    In DLA Piper's case of the week, Anderson and others v London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority, the Court of Appeal considered whether or not uncertain wording in a collective agreement allowed an employer to give staff a lower pay increase than in previous years.

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