The Department of Education (DoE) has launched a new online learning platform to help boost people’s skills while they are staying at home. Free courses are available through The Skills Toolkit which gives people access to “free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help build up their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects”.
Published: 7 May 2020
The House of Lords Economic Affairs Finance Bill Sub-Committee has written to HM Treasury setting out major concerns about the extension of the IR35 off payroll rules to the private sector in April 2021 and requesting postponement until the difficulties identified have been resolved.
Published: 6 May 2020
In NH v Associazione Avvocatura per i diritti LGBTI, a lawyer had stated, in an interview given during a radio programme, that he would not wish to recruit homosexual persons to his firm nor to use the services of such persons in his firm.
Published: 5 May 2020
The Maternity Allowance, Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay, Statutory Adoption Pay, Statutory Shared Parental Pay and Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (Normal Weekly Earnings etc.) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 came into force on 25 April 2020.
Published: 4 May 2020
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Published: 30 April 2020
The Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 have come into force.
Published: 29 April 2020
In Sheun v Northern General Hospital (Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust), S is of Chinese ethnic origin. He grew up in a small town where there were few families of Chinese ethnic origin and had suffered regular discriminatory treatment at the hands of residents and school mates.
Published: 28 April 2020
In BDW Trading Limited v Kopec, K is Polish and heterosexual. K was racially abused by a delivery driver and later racially abused by another driver, who also made a homophobic abusive remark. K’s line manager acknowledged the rudeness of both drivers but blamed K for his manner and demeanour which she said did not help either situation.
Published: 27 April 2020
Acas has made recent changes to the section on ‘using holiday’ in their guidance document ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for employers and employees’, relating to the relationship between annual leave rights and furlough under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
Published: 22 April 2020
In Barclays Bank plc v Various Claimants Dr Bates was a self-employed medical practitioner. His work included conducting medical examinations of prospective Barclays employees. Barclays arranged the appointments and paid a fee for each medical.
Published: 21 April 2020