Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2008] All ER (D) 126 (Oct)
Court: Employment Appeal Tribunal

Judge Burke QC, Mr K Edmonson and Mr B Warman

Representation Elise Bell, solicitor, of Brodies LLP for the employer.
  The employee appeared in person.
Judgment Dates: 27 June 2008


Employment - Contracts of service - Hours of work - Employee's right to dependants' leave - Approach to be taken by employment tribunal - ss 57A.

The Case

Employment Contracts of service . Employment Appeal Tribunal: In deciding whether an employee was entitled to take time off under s57A(1)(d) of the the tribunal was entitled to take into account the time which had passed between the employee becoming aware of the risk of the relevant disruption and that risk becoming fact; but that element of time was primarily relevant to and would be considered by the tribunal as part of the question whether it had been necessary for the employee to take that time off.

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