*Sparks and others v Department for Transport

Employment – Contract. The claimants were each employed by one of seven individual bargaining units for which the defendant was responsible. The defendant decided to unilaterally alter its code of practice in relation to the trigger points for procedures to be taken following absences due to staff sickness. The claimants maintained that the code formed part of their contractual terms and conditions of employment and the defendant was not entitled to make unilateral changes.The Queen's Bench Division upheld the claimants' case and granted a declaration in terms.

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