The Senior President of the Tribunals has published an innovation plan for the modernisation of employment tribunals in 2019-2020. The three key initiatives planned for 2019 are: (1) to give judges, panel members and users access to a digital case record and provide judges and case workers with the facility.
25 April 2019
The Government introduced powers to cap exit payments in the public sector at £95,000 in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 by way of secondary legislation. HM Treasury has opened a consultation which sets out the proposed draft regulations.
24 April 2019
In Nixon v Royal Mail Group Limited, Ms Nixon (N) is a driver, whose line manager was Mr Mistry (M). An ET upheld N’s claim of sexual harassment related to sex in respect of two incidents: (1) where M had pulled her hair and (2) stated that she should be “back at home and in the kitchen”.
21 April 2019
In Shelbourne v Cancer Research UK, members of staff from one department organised CRUK’s Christmas party. The department manager carried out a risk assessment to cover as many eventualities as possible regarding potential hazards and how to mitigate them. Mr Beilik (B) attended the party
20 April 2019
M complained that she had suffered discrimination because of her sexual orientation when she made the MD aware in the first week of her employment that she was gay and he asked her not to make it common knowledge as the owner (Mr Atherton) was old school.
11 April 2019
In Linsley v Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Custom, L has ulcerative colitis, which can manifest itself in a sudden and urgent need for a bowel movement. L drove 17 miles to work. HMRC’s Occupational Health Service stated that L would benefit from a dedicated car park space.
10 April 2019
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