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The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employer making an employee redundant after a two-month absence from work for cancer treatment was not discrimination, notwithstanding that the reason for the employee’s absence was disability-related. Background Mr Charlesworth was a… Read on
The General Data Protection Regulations are due to come into force on 25 May 2018 and will reform data protection laws within the European Union. The UK will sign up, despite Brexit, and businesses need to start preparing now. The… Read on
Since February 2017, all employment tribunal judgments are available online. This means that the names of the parties, their witnesses and anyone mentioned in the proceedings can be easily obtained. This may deter a worker or employee from seeking access… Read on
A topic that is currently receiving much attention, not least because of the forthcoming general election, is that of ‘zero hours’ contracts. As we reported earlier this year, Matthew Taylor is conducting a review of modern working practices and the… Read on
The Employment Tribunal in Mr Ali v Capita Customer Management Limited 2017 confirms father is entitled to the same rate of enhanced as mother under maternity leave policy. Background In this case, an employer’s maternity policy granted women the right… Read on
The Court of Appeal has recently heard a case which has attracted some notoriety, brought by Dr Beatt against the trust he used to work for, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust. His brought a whistleblowing claim based on allegations he… Read on
The Pensions Regulator has published a report into employer awareness and understanding of the new auto-enrolment regulations. The report shows that awareness of the existence of the regulations amongst small employers is high, at 87% of small business, and 73%… Read on
Employment rights have figured strongly in the manifestos of the main three political parties. Somewhat surprisingly, the Conservatives are very much a part of a general consensus that employment rights should be expanded. We outline the various commitments. Conservatives Maintain… Read on
The long running litigation in Bear Scotland has reached the Employment Appeal Tribunal again. The Court has confirmed that a gap of 3 months or more in any underpayments of wages will break the “series of deductions” for unlawful deduction… Read on
The Pensions Regulator has recently raised a £42,000 penalty for failure to comply with the auto-enrolment rules. The company in questions is Johnsons Shoe Company, and the excuse that it was “too busy” to comply with the auto-enrolment rules did… Read on