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ASSOCIATION WELCOMES CONTRACT EMPLOYEE'S SICK PAY SUCCESS

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A Cambridge housing association has welcomed a landmark ruling that it should give sick pay to one of its casual em...
A Cambridge housing association has welcomed a landmark ruling that it should give sick pay to one of its casual employees, reports BBC Cambridgeshire.

The Granta Housing Society says the judgement is an important clarification of the law on statutory sick pay.

At the high court yesterday a former temporary employee of the association, Sally Brown, successfully appealed against a decision to refuse her sick pay (see LGCNet, Courts category). The decision will have implications for thousands of employees on short-term contracts.

The Granta Housing Society issued a statement emphasising it is not in favour of exploiting casual labour to avoid employers' responsibilities. It said Miss Brown's appeal was not against its decision but that of the department of social security, whose advice it was obliged to follow at the time.
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