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
17 August 2019
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
16 August 2019
The charity organisation Rights of Women has launched a helpline offering free legal advice for women experiencing sexual harassment. The helpline is open for two hours on Mondays and Tuesdays and advice includes: identifying sexual harassment
15 August 2019
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.
12 August 2019
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.
10 August 2019
The Government has opened a consultation on its overall approach to parental leave and pay seeking views on three main proposals to provide additional support for employed parents: (a) a range of high-level options for reforming parental leave and pay.
9 August 2019
The Government has published its response to the consultation on extending redundancy protection for women and new parents which proposes four changes to existing legislation: (1) ensure the redundancy protection period applies from the point the employee informs the employer that she is pregnant
8 August 2019
In Canning v National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, in a re-organisation, an interview process was used to decide who would be made redundant. C performed poorly in interview and was dismissed. She and the other two selected for redundancy were the oldest in the pool.
6 August 2019
The Ministry of Justice has announced that ex-offenders wanting to turn their lives around through work will be backed by new legislation changing what they must disclose to employers.
1 August 2019
The Government is consulting on proposed new rights and extra protections for flexible workers if they lose out on work as part of advancing their Good Work Plan announced in December 2018.
31 July 2019