Are you liable for an employee’s Facebook post?
Forbes v LHR Airport Ltd
Rise in demand for early reconciliation services
Following the abolition of tribunal fees in July 2017, the demand for early conciliation services has
continued to increase. The ACAS annual report shows a 20% increase in requests in the past year,
2.9% of which came from employers.
Tribunal procedure – strike out
ICTS Limited v Visram.
Season workers pilot takes off
The Government’s seasonal workers pilot opened in March, to assess how effective the UK’s immigration system is in tackling seasonal job shortages.
Don’t slip up on new playslip rules
As a result of new legislation, employers who engage staff on an hourly-rate basis need to be aware that, from 6 April 2019, the right to itemised payslips will extend to all workers, not just employees paid by the hour.
Working parents to get bereavement leave
Employed parents will have a statutory right to two weeks’ paid leave if they lose a child under the age of 18 or suffer a stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy. The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018, which received Royal Assent on 13 September and is due to come into force in 2020, will allow bereaved parents to take the leave within 56 days of the child’s death or stillbirth.
When is a resignation not a resignation? The case of East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust v Levy
In the case of East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust v Levy, an employee in the Trust’s Records department successfully claimed for unfair dismissal following an unusual sequence of events.
Government launches LGBT action plan
Following a national survey of LGBT people, the Government Equalities Office (GEO) has published the LGBT Action Plan: Improving the Lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People.
Employment contracts failure to detail when notice is given
The case of Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood considered the matter of when the notice of termination takes effect if an employment contract is silent on when notice is deemed given.