Rugby Club Issue 73 - Page 21

Case Study: Joe works as ground staff every Saturday without fail for roughly six hours and has done so for the past 20 years, the club is his life. In gratitude for his devotion to the Club they give him £30 every Saturday after the match. This all seems perfectly fine, Joe is happy, the Club is happy with Joe……. until Joe becomes seriously ill and cannot attend the matches any longer and the Club is stuck without a Grounds Man! Joe asks for sick pay as he is out of pocket on a Saturday, the Club however say as he’s only voluntary so he wouldn’t receive Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) and dismisses both his claim and him. Joe looks into his case …. Joe has received a wage therefore – is an employee! Joe entitled to - All Employee Rights!! Sick Pay - National Minimum Living Wage - Holidays - Payment of Notice and can pursue a claim for Unfair Dismissal Are your handbooks up to date? Do you have the current policies in place? UNCERTAIN? NEED TO CHECK? NEED ADVICE? Then why not contact Elcons Employment Law Consultants, we are here 7 days a week 24hrs a day, ensuring we provide all our clients with up to date employment law advice when it’s needed. Call Elcons free employer helpline on: 0800 032 6235 (English) 21