Recent employment law highlights include an unfair dismissal case due to a racially offensive term, emphasizing context consideration. Part-time workers in the UK enjoy rights ensuring equal treatment. Indirect sex discrimination was identified in variable working pattern introductions, though potentially justifiable. Discrimination can occur without a protected characteristic, including perceived discrimination, victimization, and association-based discrimination. Guidance on using anonymized statements in disciplinary investigations is available. The government responded to paternity leave and pay reform proposals. Various forms of disability discrimination are outlined. TUC is forming an AI task force to address regulatory gaps. Dismissal effectiveness is tied to communication, even if in error. Covert employee monitoring can lead to legal issues. Stay updated on these developments.
Stay updated with recent legal changes impacting employers and employees in the UK. Discover the Supreme Court’s new ruling on holiday pay claims, the government’s response to parental leave reforms, insights on consensual termination, and key considerations for workplace dress codes. Additionally, explore essential aspects of right to work checks, implications of app usage on personal devices, Tesco’s new flexible working initiative, and increasing penalties for hiring illegal workers.
What not to do if you are proposing to dismiss an employee | Government announces flexible working changes | Acas publishes updated guidance on sickness absence | An introduction to payment in lieu of notice | Working in hot weather | Ofsted inspector who touched a pupil was unfairly dismissed | Maya Forstater awarded over £100,000 following remedy hearing in gender critical belief discrimination case | Importance of following due process despite very serious allegations against claimant
Automatic unfair dismissal | Statutory minimum notice: an introduction | Neonatal Leave and Protection from Redundancy Bills get Royal Assent | Working in hot weather | Harassment – you cannot be harassed if you were not aware of the conduct in question | The right to be accompanied | BSI introduces a new standard on menopause and menstruation at work | Key facts about redundancies
Continued Expansion for Hunter Law – Introducing our new Senior Associate | Contributory fault in unfair dismissal cases | Dismissal unfair where employer failed to consider furlough as an alternative to redundancy |
EU Law to remain on the statute books unless specifically revoked | An Introduction to Garden Leave | Five things you should know about Statutory Sick Pay | Refusing to pay wages leads to constructive dismissal | The perils of banter | Special considerations when employing young workers | Employee off sick for 15 years claims discrimination for not being given a pay rise