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New Law: Section One Statements

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.

Brexit: Employment Rights

Brexit: Employment Rights

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

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

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 ...

Sexual harassment and harassment at work: Technical guidance issued

Sexual harassment and harassment at work: Technical guidance issued

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

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

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 ...

New Law: Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay

New Law: Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay

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, i ...

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

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 Seth ...

The Queen's Speech: Employment Law Changes

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.

Whistleblowing: Suffering a Detriment

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 ...

Workers Status: Right of Substitution

Workers Status: Right of Substitution

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