Obi v Rice Shack Ltd

Employment – Pay. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (the EAT) ruled on an appeal concerning an employer's obligation to pay an employee (working pursuant to a zero hours' contract) during a disciplinary suspension, when, unknown to the employer, the employee had obtained other work. The EAT, in dismissing the employer's appeal against the employment tribunal's decision upholding the employee's claim of unauthorised deductions from wages, held that the employee had been entitled to accept other employment, that she had been under no obligation to notify the employer of that fact, and that, where the employer could not point to any conduct on the part of the employee that would have entitled it to summarily dismiss her, the employee was entitled to be paid for the period of the disciplinary suspension.

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