Employment Cases Update

Scanlon v Young Engineers Ltd UKEAT/0127/18/OO

Date published: 29/03/2019

Appeal against the ET’s decision awarding the Claimant a reduced amount of unpaid wages in accordance with the Respondent’s case. Appeal allowed.

The Claimant was employed as a web developer by the Respondent, and was paid at a daily contract rate. After completing work on the Respondent's website, the Claimant worked on a membership database, but there was disagreement about whether payment would be made for this work until previously agreed work was completed, so the Claimant presented a claim to the ET for unlawful deduction from wages. The Respondent conceded that a reduced amount was payable, but not the full amount that the Claimant was claiming, and the ET accepted the Respondent's version of events. The Claimant appealed on a number of grounds.

The EAT held that the ET's decision was not sufficiently reasoned that it could be allowed to stand. The case would be remitted to a fresh ET.

Employment Claims without a Lawyer 2nd edition published March 2018

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