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As part of an ongoing reform programme, a new employment tribunal service will be developed. We have evaluated exactly what is going to be reviewed in the October 2018 edition of our biannual employment law update. HM Courts and Tribunals service expects to start work on this project in 2020 and it is expected to conclude by mid-2021.
In our October 2018 update, we analyse a recent case that was held in the Supreme Court, where a Christian baker refused to bake a cake for a homosexual couple’s wedding.
We analyse the recent case of Mutombo -v- Angard Staffing Solutions in our employment law update, which looked into whether an employee can establish disability grounds without there being evidence of how that disability impacts their day-to-day activities.
From Friday 06 April 2018, updated regulations around terminations were introduced by the government. In our October 2018 employment law update, we analyse the changes that came into effect and offer you guidance on the treatment of termination payments and payment in lieu notice payments.
The case of Gray -v- Mulberry evaluated whether copyright is a philosophical belief and thus a protected characteristic. You can find an analysis of this case in our October 2018 update.
The case of Agoreyo -v- London Borough of Lamberth looked into whether suspension is a neutral act or whether suspending an employee implies that they are guilty of the alleged misconduct. You can read more about this teacher suspension case in our employment law update.
The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 will give all employed parents a statutory right to two weeks’ leave if they lose a child under the age of 18 or suffer a stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy.
The Women and Equalities Commission (a parliamentary committee) has produced its report on sexual harassment in the workplace. You can read about the report and its recommendations in our October 2018 update.
CIPD and Mind have launched a mental health guide for managers to help them to improve their response to issues of poor mental health in the workplace. You can find out more information about this guide in our employment law update.
Since the new Data Protection Act was introduced in May 2018, there has been a significant spike in the number of complaints received by the Information Commission Officer.
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