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Tendency to steal was a manifestation of disability so dismissal not discriminatory

Under Reg.4(1)(b) of the Equality Act 2010 (Disability) Regulations 2010, a tendency to steal is a condition which is not treated as an impairment and therefore does not come within the statutory definition of disability. ...

Article by Makbool Javaid December 10, 2018


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


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


Over-50s poll identifies helpful older worker measures

A survey of more than 12,000 people aged 50 and over, commissioned by the BEIS, has identified a number of age-friendly measures to keep people in work longer. In answer to the question – which ...

Article by Makbool Javaid December 6, 2018


Failure to redeploy does not necessarily make capability dismissal unfair

In Awojobi (A) v London Borough of Lewisham, following concerns about Awojobi’s (‘A’) performance, an ‘improvement’ action plan was put in place but was unsuccessful. ‘A’ was dismissed for incapability as no further training could ...

Article by Makbool Javaid June 26, 2017

Vento bands for injury to feelings awards updated to account for RPI

The Employment Tribunal Presidents have updated the Vento bans, which apply to compensation awards for injury to feelings, to account for changes in the RPI All Items Index published in March 2018. For claims presented ...

Article by Makbool Javaid April 10, 2018


EAT upholds ET decision that Addison Lee drivers were workers

In Addison Lee Ltd v Lange and others, the EAT upheld an ET’s finding that three Addison Lee (AL) drivers were workers for the purposes of the Working Time Regulations 1998 and the National Minimum ...

Article by Makbool Javaid November 28, 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


New legislation on tips and support for carers and parents

The Government has announced that new legislation is to be introduced at the earliest opportunity, which will set out that tips must go in full to the workers providing the service. The Government have also ...

Article by Makbool Javaid October 16, 2018


Employer liable for assault at impromptu drinking session after Xmas party had ended

In Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd, after the firm’s Christmas party, some staff went to a hotel and were drinking alcohol, including M, the MD, and B a sales manager. M became annoyed when challenged ...

Article by Makbool Javaid October 22, 2018