The Government’s proposals include: (a) legislate so that no confidentiality clause can prevent a person making any disclosure to the police, i.e. regardless of what a confidentiality clause says, a victim can discuss a matter with the police or report a crime.
13 March 2019
A blockchain-powered app, Vault Platform, has been designed to help encourage individuals to speak up about sexual harassment at work and flag up similar incidents. The BBC report that the app is set to be piloted by a small number of companies in March.
5 March 2019
The increases apply where the event giving rise to the entitlement to compensation, or other payment, occurred on or after 6th April 2019. The changes include: the maximum amount of a week's pay used for calculating a statutory redundancy payment, or for various awards, including the unfair dismissal basic award.
4 March 2019
The Court of Appeal’s decision in Hare Wines Ltd v Kaur highlights that employers cannot pick and choose who transfers when a business transfer is governed by TUPE 2006. Under Reg 7(1) TUPE 2006, a dismissal is automatically unfair where the sole or principal reason for the dismissal is the transfer itself.
3 March 2019
The UK’s working parents are suffering from poorly-designed jobs that force them to work extra hours, according to a major new study published by Working Families and Bright Horizons. The findings have emerged from the Modern Families Index 2019
24 February 2019
The Government’s response to the consultation on protecting defined benefit pension schemes indicates an intention to introduce a new criminal offence to prevent and penalise scheme mismanagement. The measure will target individuals who wilfully or recklessly mishandle pension scheme
23 February 2019
In Plaistow v Secretary of State for Justice, P was a prison officer (PO) at Woodhill, a high security prison. From the earliest days at Woodhill P was asked if he was gay by colleagues because of his “spiky” haircut, whereas his co-workers were mainly bald or had shaved heads
22 February 2019
The Government Equalities Office has published two new pieces of guidance to help employers identify potential causes of the gender pay gap and develop an effective action plan to tackle it. ‘Eight ways to understand your gender pay gap’ asks companies to identify potential areas for improvement
22 February 2019
DG attended a barbeque organised by a synagogue where parents of some of the children were present and during conversation it was revealed she was living with her boyfriend. Management told her that her private life was of no concern to them but if she said she was no longer living with her boyfriend
19 February 2019
UK Visas and Immigration have published an updated code of practice which sets out the prescribed checks that employers should conduct to avoid a civil penalty in the event of illegal working. The code of practice also sets out the factors that the Home Office takes into account when determining the amount of any penalty issued.
17 February 2019