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Government publishes new proposed statutory parental payments rates and SSP for 2019/20

The Government has published the proposed new benefit and pension rates for 2019 to 2020. From April 2019 the standard rate for Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP), Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP), Statutory ...

Article by Makbool Javaid December 4, 2018

Innovation plan published for the modernisation of tribunals

The Senior President of the Tribunals has published an innovation plan for the modernisation of employment tribunals in 2019-2020. The three key initiatives planned for 2019 are: (1) to give judges, panel members and users ...

Article by Makbool Javaid April 25, 2019


Acas have published new guidance on suspending an employee from work

Acas has published new guidance on suspension, where an employee continues to be employed but does not have to attend work or do any work. The guidance covers suspension as part of a disciplinary procedure, ...

Article by Makbool Javaid June 26, 2018


MoJ publish tables showing maximum and average ET awards 2017/8

The MoJ have published Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal Tables 2017 to 2018 which provide a breakdown of the awards made by tribunals for unfair dismissal and the discrimination jurisdictions. The maximum and average ...

Article by Makbool Javaid October 10, 2018

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Failure to address menopause amounted to sex discrimination

In Merchant v British Telecommunications plc a tribunal held that direct sex discrimination had occurred when an employer had failed to treat an employee's menopause in the same way as other medical conditions when applying ...

Article by Viola Lloyd April 18, 2012

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Acas release guidance on Neurodiversity in the workplace

Acas has released new guidance to help organisations understand and better support neurodiversity - the different ways the brain can work and interpret information - in the workplace, thereby making work more inclusive and help ...

Article by Makbool Javaid April 6, 2019


Government accepts recommendations for NLW and NMW increases in April 2019

The Government has accepted the Low Pay Commission’s recommendations for hourly rate increases to the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) in April 2019. The NLW for workers aged 25 and ...

Article by Makbool Javaid November 6, 2018

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£2,600 awarded after female driver told she should be “back at home and in the kitchen”

In Nixon v Royal Mail Group Limited, Ms Nixon (N) is a driver, whose line manager was Mr Mistry (M). An ET upheld N’s claim of sexual harassment related to sex in respect of two ...

Article by Makbool Javaid April 21, 2019


New employment tribunal compensation figures apply from 6 April 2019

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2019 increases the limits applying to certain awards of employment tribunals, and other sums payable under employment legislation. The increases apply where the event giving rise to the ...

Article by Makbool Javaid March 4, 2019

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Government consults on restricting exit payments in the public sector

The Government introduced powers to cap exit payments in the public sector at £95,000 in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 by way of secondary legislation. HM Treasury has opened a consultation which ...

Article by Makbool Javaid April 24, 2019