Employment law cases

All items: Bonuses

  • Case round-up

    1 July 2013

    David Malamatenios is a partner, and Colin Makin, Krishna Santra, Sandra Martins and Melissa Powys-Rodrigues are solicitors at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Offer of re-engagement does not need to include incentive previously offered to secure agreement to variation of contract

    22 September 2011

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that, where an employer offers an incentive to employees to secure agreement to variation of their contracts, it is reasonable not to offer that benefit as part of an offer of re-engagement following dismissals for failure to agree. 

  • Case round-up

    1 September 2011

    Claire Benson is managing associate and Caroline Jacobs and Chris McAvoy are associates at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Contracts of employment: Tribunal erred in not determining to which aspect of a bonus scheme the employer's discretion attached

    27 April 2009

    In Small and others v Boots Co and another [2009] All ER (D) 200 (Jan) EAT, the EAT held that the fact that the employer had stated that a bonus was discretionary did not necessarily mean that it had no contractual effect. The employer's discretion could relate to: whether or not to operate a bonus system at all; whether or not to award a bonus in a given year; or the amount of bonus to be awarded.

  • Blackburn and another v Chief Constable of West Midlands Police

    12 November 2008

    The Court of Appeal has held that paying bonuses to employees who worked night shifts did not constitute sex discrimination.

  • Case of the week: Equal pay claims

    7 October 2008

    This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers equal pay claims.

  • Age discrimination: recent tribunal decisions

    24 December 2007

    A review of a number of recent employment tribunal decisions suggests that some employers remain unaware of the implications of, or are struggling with, the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/1031), which became law on 1 October 2006. The decisions also demonstrate the approach that the tribunals might take to the question of justification of discrimination and to the assessment of injury to feelings compensation.

  • Case of the week: Banking on the bonus doesn't pay

    3 July 2007

    This week's case of the week, provided by Addleshaw Goddard, covers discretionary bonuses.

  • Discretionary bonuses: Employer properly exercised discretion in making bonus payments

    17 April 2007

    In Commerzbank AG v Keen [2007] IRLR 132 CA the Court of Appeal held that an employer did not act in breach of the implied terms of a contract of employment in awarding to a highly paid employee lower bonuses than those recommended by his manager. Further, the terms of employment contracts are not covered by the provisions of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977.

  • Equal pay: case law update

    2 March 2007

    This article looks at some of the significant judgments in the area of equal pay over the past year and their implications.

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