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Government proposals to reduce ill health-related job loss

The DWP has opened a consultation seeking views on different ways in which the Government and employers can take action to reduce ill health-related job loss. The proposals include: (i) making changes to the legal framework to encourage employers to support employees with health issues affecting work

Article by: Makbool Javaid 17 August 2019

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Fundamental shift needed for enforcing the Equality Act

The Women and Equalities Committee has published a report on Enforcing the Equality Act which states that the individual approach to enforcement of equality law is no longer fit for purpose. The report argues against relying on individuals having to present claims and recommends a new approach

Article by: Makbool Javaid 16 August 2019

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Holiday pay calculation cannot be pro-rated for a term-time worker

Can an employer pro-rata holiday pay for a part-year teacher who is employed on a term-by-term basis? “No” confirmed the Court of Appeal in Brazel v The Harpur Trust. The Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR) provide workers with the right to 5.6 weeks' paid annual leave under Regs 13 and 13A.

Article by: Makbool Javaid 12 August 2019

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Research shows a Deny, Delay, Defend approach to whistleblowing

An All Party Parliamentary Group looking at the costs of whistleblowing has found that of 336 whistleblowers surveyed, 77.8% declared that the organisation retaliated against them, 14.2% indicated that organisation was not supportive and just 5.2% said the organisation was generally supportive.

Article by: Makbool Javaid 10 August 2019