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
The BEIS have announced plans for new legislation to tackle the misuse of Non-Disclosure Agreements, also known as confidentiality clauses, in the workplace, including those being used to cover up harassment.
30 July 2019
An ET awards £35,000 after finding a pregnant employee had been unfairly dismissed for a proposal that she should no longer work in excess of 48 hours per week on average because of her pregnancy.
29 July 2019
ONS ethnicity pay gap data for 2018 shows employees of Chinese, Indian and Mixed or Multiple ethnicity all had higher median hourly pay than White British employees, earning 30% more on average.
25 July 2019