Employment Matters - January 2020

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Employment Matters - January 2020

Published 15 January 2020

Indirect religious discrimination: Blanket “no beards” policy indirectly discriminated against Sikh job applicant

Mr Sethi is a Sikh who adheres strictly to Kesh, which is the requirement that the hair of the body not be cut. Because of his belief in Kesh, Mr Sethi never cuts his beard.

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The Queen's Speech: Employment Law Changes

On 19 December 2019, the Queen’s Speech was delivered, setting out details of legislation that the Government intends to carry over or introduce.

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Whistleblowing: Suffering a Detriment

To bring a whistleblowing detriment claim in an employment tribunal, a worker must suffer the detriment in the “field of employment”, not in a private or personal capacity.

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Workers Status: Rights of Substitution

A courier’s ability to “release” a delivery job was not an unfettered right of substitution.

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Menopause – New Guidance for Employers

ACAS has published new guidance to help employers manage and support menopausal staff. The guidance seeks to educate employers about the menopause as well as suggesting a number of measures that employers can adopt to support staff.

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Miscarriage and the workplace – New Guidance for Employers

The Miscarriage Association has published a leaflet containing information and advice for employers.

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Data Protection: ICO amends guidance on timescales for compliance with DSARs

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has amended its guidance on the timescales for compliance with data subject access requests (DSARs) where the data controller has requested clarification.

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