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Delmon Pizza v Melcioiu - Employer's mistaken belief was no justification for withholding pay where employee was ready, willing and able to work [2008] EAT

Mr Melcioiu was a pizza delivery man. He was "not allowed to come to work" because his employer was not satisfied that he had insurance which covered him using his motorbike for deliveries. Eventually Mr Melcioiu lodged a grievance - which was rejected. He was away from work, and not paid, between 20 February and 19 June. He claimed unlawful deduction from wages and race discrimination by way of victimisation - and the employment tribunal agreed with him. Delmon appealed to the EAT.

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