Review of Recent EAT Decision: Failure to Consult on Contractual Changes

Posted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 25 August 2011 Issues covered:

Today's EAT review concerns the case of Employee v Employer (UD 82644/2009 WT1134/2009), which involved an attempted unilateral variation of an employment contract by the employer.

Case Name: Employee v Employer (UD 82644/2009 WT1134/2009)

Legislation: Unfair Dismissals Acts 1997-2007, Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973-2005 and Organisation of Working Time Act 1997

Subject Matter: Failure to consult with employees and seek their consent to change the terms and conditions of employment, leading to a constructive dismissal.


The claimant worked as a chef in the respondent’s licensed premises from July 2006. In October 2009, he was shown a new rota and was told he was expected

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