Employment Matters for Health July 2017

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Employment Matters for Health July 2017

Published 4 July 2017

This month, the press has reported on an employment tribunal decision that a male employee was subject to direct sex discrimination because of his employer's policy of not paying men on shared parental leave the same as woman on maternity leave. As this is a tribunal claim, it is not binding, and we think that it is likely to be overturned on appeal. We will of course keep you updated.

The Advocate General has given his opinion on carry over of annual leave where workers have been denied the right to paid annual leave - please see our alert here.

The Queen's Speech was read this month, and we have summarised the points most likely to be of interest to employers. We have also summarised the main points of the policy paper released by the government on the rights of EU migrants after Brexit.

In this alert, we also cover a case on disability discrimination, which may give employers some limited comfort, and the updated guidance from the ICO on subject access requests.

Immigration: EU migrants

The Queen's Speech: what do employers need to know?

The government has released a policy paper on the proposed rights of EU migrants in light of Brexit 'Safeguarding the position of EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU'.

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On 21 June 2017, the Queen's Speech set out details of legislation that the government intends to carry over into, or introduce in, the 2017-19 Parliamentary session.

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Disability discrimination: redundancy following sickness absence was not discriminatory

Subject Access Requests: ICO publishes updated code

The EAT has held that it was not discriminatory to make a disabled employee redundant following a period of sickness absence during which his employer had realised it could manage without him.

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The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has updated its subject access code of practice to reflect developments in recent judgments.

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Authors

Ceri Fuller

Ceri Fuller

London - Walbrook

+44 (0)20 7894 6583

Zoë Wigan

Zoë Wigan

London - Walbrook

+44 (0)20 7894 6564

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