Employment Matters - February 2020

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Employment Matters - February 2020

Published 5 February 2020

6 April 2020: What is changing for Employers?

Changes to statutory rates and employment related legislation are coming into effect from 6 April 2020.

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New Law: Section One Statements 

From 6 April 2020, all employers will need to take action to comply with new obligations to provide information to their workers.

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New Law: Parental Bereavement Leave

From 6 April 2020, parents who have tragically suffered the loss of a child will be entitled to two weeks’ statutory Parental Bereavement Leave and, if they have 26 weeks’ service, statutory bereavement leave pay as well.

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Brexit: Employment Rights

No changes expected in 2020 to existing EU-derived employment rights.

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Suspension: Solicitor who was suspended wins right to continue to perform most of her duties

The High Court has granted an interim injunction requiring an employer to permit a solicitor who had been suspended from some of her duties to perform the majority of her normal duties.

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Sexual Harassment and harassment at work: Technical guidance issued

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published technical guidance on harassment in the workplace.

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Unfair Dismissal: Probation service employee who failed to disclose a child protection issue was fairly dismissed

A Probation Service Officer was not unfairly dismissed for deliberately failing to give her employer full information about Social Services’ concerns that she presented a risk to her daughter.

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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

Hilary Larter

Hilary Larter

Leeds

+44 (0)113 251 4710

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