Edwards and others v Secretary of State for Justice

Employment – Remuneration. The employer had refused to pay the employees a day's wages in circumstances where they had attended an agreed pick-up point, but had refused to be driven to work on a road which was closed due to snow. The employment tribunal rejected the employees' claims that they had suffered a detriment in breach of their rights under s 44 of the Employment Rights Act 1996, which was concerned with matters of health and safety, and that they had suffered and unlawful deduction from wages. The Employment Appeal Tribunal, in allowing the employees' appeal in part, found that the tribunal had not provided sufficient reasons for its decision. It rejected a further argument that the employees were entitled to be paid from 8am on the day in question on the basis that they had attended the pick-up point in accordance with instructions. The matter was remitted for a re-hearing.

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