Click-to-give-for-free sites “a gimmick”

The founder of a failed click-to-give-for-free site declares the onlinefundraising model “a gimmick.”Following the closure of eGiving.com, a click-to-give-for-free Web site designed to raise funds for four aid agencies, its founder Josh Wine told Third Sector magazine that the model was unlikely to succeed. “I don’t think click-to-give is going to be very important – it’s a gimmick,” he said. “The only success has been the Hungersite.” Advertisement The site folded at the end of January 2001 after making only around £600 for its four charity partners Oxfam, ActionAid, Care International and Save the Children Fund. The site aimed to generate 100,000 clicks a day after six months succeeded in generating only 15,000 clicks in total.Launched in October 2000, eGiving was set up with venture capital by four entrepreneurs who met at Oxford University. They planned to sell software products to charities after they had “become a trusted name.”Oxfam was impressed with the site. Corporate Partnerships Manager Malcolm Fleming told Third Sector magazine in October 2000: “we were approached by lots of Internet ‘giving’ projects, but this one is better. It is a no-commission vehicle and looks as if it has the capacity to drivesignificant traffic.” Simon Llewellyn, head of corporate development at Care International, told Third Sector that he expected the site “to do better than thehungersite.com in the US.”Matthew Hunt, PR manager for eGiving, stated in October 2000 that the site was “unashamedly for-profit.” He added “charities go to their supporters and corporate donors to tell them about this project. This is not an adjunct to their fundraising activities, this is part of the future forfundraising, offer low costs and high returns.”The short future of this particular dot com venture can be partly explained by this business view. If eGiving did rely on charities to help them find corporate donors, then they were being unrealistic. Not surprisingly, charities would be unwilling to work hard to help another company find corporate supporters, and very soon such a partner would become very much “an adjunct to their fundraising activities.”UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake warned of the negative elements involved in click-to-give-for-free sites at the time of the launch. Third Sector reported that he “congratulated the site for involving major players – Citibank, GroupTrade and Ask Jeeves are the current sponsors – but emphasised the disadvantages to fundraisers of anonymous online fundraising.”The attitude of the charities involved could well have been unrealistic. For example, Third Section quotes a spokesperson from ActionAid saying: “We are disappointed that what looked like an easy form of fundraising hasn’t worked. It’s another sign that e-commerce is fraught with difficulties.”While this doesn’t mean that the other partner charities shared this view, it is still alarming that a large international charity can still see Internet fundraising as an easy option. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 March 2001 | News Click-to-give-for-free sites “a gimmick” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

New Analysis in Fundraising group to hold first meeting

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Technology New Analysis in Fundraising group to hold first meeting  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The new Analysis in Fundraising special interest group of the Institute of Fundraising will hold its first meeting on 27 April 2006 in London.The group aims to promote the power of data analysis for charity fundraising, and demonstrate that a greater understanding of data analysis will enable charities to be more effective with their fundraising through direct response marketing.The first meeting will be held on Thursday 27 April 2006 at 14.00 at the Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London NW1. Entry will cost £8 for Institute members, and £10 for non-members. Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 9 April 2006 | News Meetings, which will take place quarterly, are open to everyone – charities, consultancies, agencies and suppliers, both Institute members and non-members. The Group also intends to set up an online discussion forum and a resource guide on analytics.At the first meeting guests will hear three case studies: Help the Aged – Use of predictive modelling in fundraising; WSPA – Segmentation and targeting; and Friends of the Earth – How attrition rates vary across supporter types.The group was set up because there has been no industry wide facility for analysts and practitioners to meet, share experiences and further develop their skills. Indeed, its founders believe that there has been a lack of understanding and education in the sector generally about ‘analysis’ and the impact of ‘data strategy’ on fundraising performance, with no formal skills training in analysis available from the established fundraising training providers. John Sauvé-Rodd, Chair of the Analysis in Fundraising Special Interest Group, said: “With the Government’s new centre of excellence on fundraising research to be launched shortly, there is a bigger emphasis on research and analysis in the fundraising sector than ever before. This is the right time to preach the gospel about how data analysis can deliver better returns on investment.”Future meetings will look at benchmarking fundraising performance; donor life cycles; web analytics and market research techniques. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Organic Corn and Soybean Farmers Face Sharp Production Declines

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Organic Corn and Soybean Farmers Face Sharp Production Declines By NAFB News Service – Oct 17, 2019 Organic Corn and Soybean Farmers Face Sharp Production Declines Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Spring weather has taken a toll on U.S. organic commodity producers, shown by a significant drop in overall corn and soybean production for 2019, according to a new report.Organic industry data service Mercaris just released its 2019 fall Organic Commodities Outlook.The report predicts a 12 percent year-over-year decline in organic corn production and a 14 percent decline in organic soybean production due to challenges during spring planting.In the Corn Belt, the report estimates organic wheat production will see a 19 percent decline.However, overall U.S. organic wheat production is predicted to increase seven percent over 2018 thanks to gains in areas outside of the Corn Belt, namely the High Plains and West regions.Meanwhile, organic livestock production growth is expected to slow but will still see a one percent increase overall.Because of that, imports should bridge the gap between domestic organic feed demand and U.S. 2019 production.Mercaris, who published the report, is a data services firm launched in 2013 focused on growing demand for organic foods. SHARE SHARE Previous articleChina Confirms Phase One Agreement Ag PurchasesNext articleFed Beige Book: Farm Finances Deteriorating NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

County To Provide Grants For Small Personal Care and Retail Businesses

first_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Herbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Small Los Angeles County businesses in the personal care and retail sector can apply for $10,000 grants starting April 5, county officials announced today.The L.A. Regional COVID Fund distributed nearly $100 million in grants last year to small businesses and nonprofits, and this new round of funding, called the Keep Our Shops on the Block Grant, will dedicate $4.7 million to personal care and retail businesses.Eligible businesses include hair and beauty salons, nail salons, estheticians, skin-care specialists, barbershops, dry cleaners, bakeries, and automotive stores, among others. They must have an open storefront in L.A. County, excluding the cityof Los Angeles, and make less than $1 million in revenue per year, officials said.They also must also show proof of financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.“Main streets across L.A. County have experienced a sharp decline in pedestrian traffic throughout the pandemic,” said Rafael Carbajal, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs. “We hope to revive these corridors by supporting retail and personal care sectors.”The county chose the personal care and retail sector for the grant because those businesses were among the most impacted by the pandemic, as restrictions forced closures for much of 2020, officials said.“While some cities have launched funds dedicated to personal care and retail businesses, this program marks the first countywide effort to distribute a grant dedicated to brick-and-mortar businesses in these sectors,” said Tunua Thrash-Ntuk, executive director of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation Los Angeles, which serves as the program’s administrator.Business owners can apply for the grant at lacovidfund.org/application. Applications are open April 5 through April 11 and April 26 through May 2. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News County To Provide Grants For Small Personal Care and Retail Businesses CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 3:10 pmlast_img read more

Limerick volunteers to take to the streets for Hospice Sunflower Days…

first_imgNewsCommunityLimerick volunteers to take to the streets for Hospice Sunflower Days 2018By Staff Reporter – June 8, 2018 1566 Email RTÉ broadcaster Mary Kennedy called on the public to support Hospice Sunflower Days 2018 by buying sunflower pins and teddies this Friday, 8th and Saturday, 9th of June. With thousands of patients and their loved ones using hospice and homecare services in Ireland every year, every euro raised will be used locally to support the growing number of people using the services. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGShealthhomecare servicesHospice Sunflower Days 2018limerickMary KennedyMilford Care CentreNational Voluntary Hospice GroupPat Quinlanvolunteers Facebook WhatsApp Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleFreight train to Nutbush City with ‘Simply The Best’Next articleLimerick Smarter Travel BeSPOKE festival rolls out Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Volunteers representing Milford Care Centre will take to the streets in Limerick to sell sunflower pins and teddy bears on Friday, 8th and Saturday, 9th June for Support Your Local Hospice’s national fundraising event, Hospice Sunflower Days.Every euro raised by Hospice Sunflower Days will be used locally at Milford Care Centre, to support the growing number of people using the services.Hospice care is provided free of charge to those living with an illness that is life-limiting and enables them to achieve the best quality of life possible.Now in its 28th year, the funds will directly support hospices and homecare services to buy crucial equipment, hire specially trained palliative nurses, refurbish facilities and gardens, and provide high-quality home and in-patient care. It will also be used to support the families and loved ones of the patient through bereavement.Charity Ambassador and RTÉ broadcaster, Mary Kennedy called on the community in Limerick to support Hospice Sunflower Days 2018 by donating or buying a sunflower pin or teddy bear next weekend.  Ms Kennedy said:“There is tremendous goodwill by people in Ireland towards their local hospices and, I am encouraging the public to show their support for Hospice Sunflower Days. The care and support afforded to families in need is vitally important. By buying a sunflower pin from one of the many volunteers, you are helping to bring comfort and dignity to people at the end-of-life.”In Ireland, the population of those over the age of 65 is set to triple in the next three decades. With that, demand for hospice and homecare services is set to increase.Commenting today, Pat Quinlan, Chair of the Voluntary Hospice Groups said:“The nature of hospice care means that we must be in a position to respond in an appropriate and timely manner at all times. Hospices across the country are more reliant now than ever on the generosity and goodwill or our wonderful supporters and volunteers.”To donate or volunteer, please visit www.sunflowerdays.ie.Click here for more health news. Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Ex-CFPB Director Cordray Wins Ohio Democratic Governor Primary

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Ex-CFPB Director Cordray Wins Ohio Democratic Governor Primary Richard Cordray, formerly the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Tuesday night clinched the Democratic nomination for the governorship of Ohio. Campaigning on both his history at the CFPB and a promise to focus on economic matters affecting Ohioans, Cordray defeated five other contenders during the Ohio Democratic primary, including former Congressman and Cleveland Mayor Dennis Kucinich.During a May 7 interview with Bloomberg Radio, Cordray said, “Having practical proposals that improve people’s economic lives is where it’s all about in Ohio, and that’s what we’re focused on.”On the Republican side of the Ohio governor ticket, Attorney General Mike DeWine came out ahead of the other primary candidates.Cordray has a long history in Ohio. Before his stint as head of the CFPB, Cordray served as an Attorney General, Treasurer, and Solicitor General for the Buckeye State. President Obama nominated Cordray as the first director of the CFPB in July 2011 and then installed him via a recess appointment on January 4, 2012. Cordray was officially confirmed by the Senate on July 16, 2013, by a vote of 66–34.Cordray’s surprise resignation from the CFPB last November kicked off a period of dramatic change for the Bureau. After the announcement of his resignation, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released a statement saying, “We are long overdue for new leadership at the CFPB, a rogue agency that has done more to hurt consumers than help them. The extreme overregulation it imposes on our economy leads to higher costs and less access to financial products and services, particularly for Americans with lower and middle incomes.”Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-California) called Cordray a “true champion for American consumers” at the time, adding, “Under his outstanding leadership, the Consumer Bureau has made the financial marketplace stronger and fairer for hardworking Americans across the country. As the first Director of the Consumer Bureau, he has overseen the implementation of much-needed rules on mortgages, prepaid cards, and payday and auto title loans, clamping down on unfair practices and ensuring that consumers are not ripped off.”In Cordray’s resignation letter, he highlighted the work the CFPB had done during his tenure, including $12 billion in relief recovered for nearly 30 million consumers; stronger safeguards against irresponsible mortgage practices; giving people a voice by handling over 1.3 million complaints that led to problems getting fixed for vast numbers of individuals; and creating new ways to bring financial education to the public so that people can take more control over their economic lives.On his way out, Cordray named his Chief of Staff, Leandra English, as Deputy Director of the CFPB. However, President Trump then appointed White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to head the CFPB. This kicked off a series of legal challenges between the two over who was the rightful leader of the organization, with Mulvaney eventually prevailing.Mulvaney, a longtime, outspoken critic of the CFPB, has worked to shift and scale back the Bureau’s focus during his tenure. With the release of the CFPB’s strategic plan for fiscal years 2018 – 2022, Mulvaney vowed to hew to the Bureau’s statutory responsibilities but go “no further,” explaining that “pushing the envelope in pursuit of other objectives ignores the will of the American people” and “also risks trampling upon the liberties of our citizens.” The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Democratic primary Ohio Governor Richard Cordray Ex-CFPB Director Cordray Wins Ohio Democratic Governor Primary May 9, 2018 1,975 Views  Print This Post Share Save Related Articles Previous: Mr. Cooper Brings the Power of AI to Homeowners Next: How Much Home Can a Teacher Afford? About Author: David Wharton David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] center_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Democratic primary Ohio Governor Richard Cordray 2018-05-09 David Wharton Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Brexit inquiry hears fears for Donegal tourism industry should hard border be initiated

first_img Google+ Brexit inquiry hears fears for Donegal tourism industry should hard border be initiated Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter By admin – January 16, 2017 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Concern has been raised over the impact a hard border could have on the tourism industry in Donegal and the wider North West. This afternoon, members of the Westminster Northern Ireland Affairs Committee are taking public evidence at the Guildhall in Derry, as it considers the future of the land border with Donegal.Chief Executive of the Letterkenny Chamber Toni Foresster says from a tourism perspective, Brexit could be detrimental to the North West region if a hard border were to be initiated:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/toniraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Previous articleINHFA to launch new ANC campaign in DonegalNext articleHarley guides ‘Hot Beat’ to Wolverhampton win admin 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more

Criminals may use bad weather as cover – Wallace

first_img Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme The Crime Prevention Officer in the Donegal Garda Division is urging business people to check their premises in the event of any early closures caused by bad weather.Sergeant Paul Wallace issued a statement today urging everyone in the community to make contact with people living alone in isolated areas to ensure they are safe and well.He also warned that bad weather can be used by criminals, confirming that a break in through the roof of the shop and post office in Leitermacaward last weekend bore similarities to other incidents in Donegal in recent months…………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/wallaceweather5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Twitter Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Previous articleHSE discuss preparations for Donegal community services amid weather warningNext articleAll matches called off in SSE Airtricity League News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – February 28, 2018 Pinterest Criminals may use bad weather as cover – Wallace Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

Police searching for car seen in video driving off highway cliff in California

first_imgPgiam/iStock(HALF MOON BAY, Calif.) — Authorities in California are desperately searching for an SUV and its occupants after it was captured on video driving on a highway shoulder and then flying off a cliff.In the 170-second video released by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, the dark-colored vehicle can be seen traveling northbound and then shooting across State Route 1 just south of Gray Whale Cove State Beach in Half Moon Bay, Calif., before disappearing from view.A person who was traveling on the multi-lane highway saw the SUV and captured the dramatic moment on video at around 11 a.m. on Monday, according to the San Jose Mercury News.In the video, the person pans their camera over the highway and then to the right, facing the ocean. Then, suddenly, the SUV passes in front of the car to the right, goes airborne and disappears from the frame.California Highway Patrol Officer Bert Diaz told ABC News on Thursday that it was hard to determine from the video how fast the car was going before it went off the cliff. He said the fall was about 100 to 150 feet to the ocean.Police said they believe the car plunged away from the jagged cliff embankment into the water below, which they estimated to be 30 to 40 feet deep.“It’s hard to determine as to what exactly happened. … What we saw is what everyone else has seen,” Diaz said. “It’s hard to say if it was intentional, if it was an accident or if there was any foul play but we’re looking into everything. … We do know from what we’ve gathered that the vehicle did not collide with the rocks or with the hillside. … We believe that it might have just submerged into the water.”Authorities spent Monday looking for the car and its possible occupants, and said they found tire tracks on the cliff and car parts in the Pacific Ocean. It was still unclear, though, whether the tracks and parts actually belonged to the missing vehicle.The Coast Guard along with the California Highway Patrol and local authorities have been looking for answers to the mysterious incident along Highway 1. Half Moon Bay is home to a breathtaking oceanside community where the highway snakes along the oceanfront. Diaz said authorities had put out a missing-person report and were tracking leads. He said police had not yet received any reports of a missing person or missing vehicle.So far, a high-surf advisory — with swells of up to 14 feet and powerful rip currents — has hampered search efforts.It remained unclear how many people were in the car at the time of the video and authorities said that even if and when the weather calmed, they might not ever find the SUV.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Case round up

first_img Comments are closed. Case round-up by Eversheds 020 7919 4500Too old? Secretary of state for trade and industry v Rutherford and Others, EAT,2 October 2003 Rutherford and Bentley brought claims arguing that the statutory age limitof 65 for claiming unfair dismissal and/or a redundancy payment was indirectlydiscriminatory against men. Both men’s claims succeeded but were overturned by the EAT and remitted fora re-hearing on the basis that the statistics relied upon by the tribunal wereinadequate. A second tribunal upheld the claims on the basis that (i) with reference toa pool of over 65s who were economically active, there was a disparate impact;and (ii) the indirect discrimination could not be justified. The secretary of state appealed successfully. The correct pool was theentire workforce and not only those over 65 who were economically active. Ifthe tribunal had chosen the correct pool, it would have found no disparateimpact on men. The tribunal had also been wrong to find that the age limits were taintedwith discrimination purely on the basis they were inextricably linked to thestate retirement age. The setting of the age limits constituted reasonablepolicy objectives that reflected legitimate aims of social policy. The EAT noted this was really an age discrimination case and that thesuccessful arguments in defending these sex discrimination claims would beunlikely to succeed in an age discrimination claim. Age discriminationlegislation will be introduced in the UK in 2006. Homeworking: a practice, not a contractual entitlement France v Westminster City Council, EAT, 9 May 2003 France’s duties as a conference organiser involved organising caseconferences and taking minutes. In 1998, France informally agreed with hermanager that when attending external conferences, she could go straight to andfrom the venue from home rather than returning to the office. This arrangementgradually developed and France began to work from home occasionally to write upminutes. In November 2000, France was informed by her manager’s replacement that thepractice of occasionally working from home must stop. France resigned, claimingconstructive unfair dismissal. The tribunal held that the homeworking arrangement was not a term of hercontract but an informal arrangement. All other terms and conditions, includingamendments, were in writing. The homeworking arrangement did not thereforeconstitute a contractual term. Accordingly, there was no breach of theemployee’s contract and no valid claim for constructive dismissal. France appealed unsuccessfully. The EAT held that the tribunal was entitledto reach its conclusion. The arrangement was a matter of practice and usageonly designed to assist in travelling to conferences. The council had ahome/teleworking policy. At no stage had France sought to make any agreement underthis policy. The fact there was such a policy was almost conclusive againstFrance’s claim. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Case round upOn 21 Oct 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more