Acas has released new guidance to help organisations understand and better support neurodiversity - the different ways the brain can work and interpret information - in the workplace, thereby making work more inclusive and help to address disability issues.
6 April 2019
CIPD research of 1400 working women between the ages of 45 and 55 shows that 59% say they are experiencing menopause symptoms which are having a negative impact on them at work. The menopause can include a range of symptoms which, on average, last for four years.
5 April 2019
In Rogers v Picturehouse Cinemas Limited, R was a BECTU union representative. She was dismissed for three reasons: (1) sending an email after a union meeting that encouraged ‘cyber-picketing’, i.e. block booking cinema seats in an online basket without any intention to purchase the tickets
4 April 2019
In Henderson v Stessa Leisure (Tynemouth) Ltd, H complained after two colleagues engaged in discussion with H where they asked her if she had undertaken bawdy sexual acts with others on a holiday to Greece. One of them also commented on her figure when she was wearing leggings and about her eating a baguette.
2 April 2019
The Government has launched an advertising campaign encouraging workers to understand their holiday pay rights and employers to understand their legal obligations. It aims to reach workers and employers through video on-demand, Spotify advertising, and digital website and social media advertising
31 March 2019
The Ministry of Justice quarterly tribunal statistics for October 2018 to December 2018 show that 9,811 single employment tribunal claims were received, an increase of 23% compared to the same period a year ago. There were 7,173 multiple claims received this quarter, down 78% on the same period last year
29 March 2019
The Herald reports that Christopher McEleny, who alleges discrimination by the Ministry of Defence, has been successful in an ET preliminary hearing where it was decided that a belief in Scottish independence is a protected philosophical belief under S.10 of the Equality Act 2010 and so the case can now proceed to a full hearing
27 March 2019
In IForce Ltd v Wood, W has osteoarthritis. She perceived that her symptoms worsened in cold and damp weather. IFL asked all its workers to move between work benches, including those by the loading doors. W refused as she believed this would require her to work in colder, damper conditions.
26 March 2019
A former senior local government officer has been prosecuted and fined £660, together with being ordered to pay £713 costs, for passing the personal information of rival job applicants to his partner. The ICO report that Kevin Bunsell (B) was Head of Building Control and had been trained in data protection law.
23 March 2019
The TUC and the GMB have launched a new disability passport to help the 946,000 disabled people who fall out of work or switch employers each year to get the support they need. Under the scheme a model ‘reasonable adjustments employer agreement’ has been produced, for reps to agree with their employer
22 March 2019