Hershaw and others v Sheffiled City Council

Employment – Remuneration. The Employment Appeal Tribunal decided that, contrary to what the employment tribunal had decided, the document sent to the employees by the employer local authority regarding the change in their pay was capable of being a contractual document which, unless vitiated by obvious mistake, had expressed terms and conditions which had been acted on and accepted by the employees to whom it had been addressed. Accordingly, the employees' appeal against the tribunal's rejection of their claim for unauthorised deduction from wages would be allowed and the matter would be remitted to a fresh tribunal to consider whether mistake had vitiated the contractual effect which the document would otherwise have had.

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