Employment law update – August 2019
Welcome to this month’s update with topics as scorching hot as we would hope for weather in August!
This issue covers a change in the law for employment competition for the first time in 100 years, the biggest data breach penalty yet and an employee secretly recording a meeting with HR.
With changes to divorce legislation on the horizon, we also feature guest article from our family team with useful pointers on how employers can better support employees going through a divorce.
As always, our expert team are more than happy to answer any queries you may have.
Are you liable for an employee’s Facebook post?
Forbes v LHR Airport Ltd
Ruling on unreasonable covenants comes as a relief
Tillman v Egon Zehnder Limited.
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.
Employment law update – June 2019
This month’s update covers the possible extended redundancy protection for new parents, how a training session resulted in a successful racial harassment claim and the COA’s ruling that men on
shared parental leave need not be paid as much as women who are on enhanced maternity pay.
Our June issue also features a guest article from our immigration team giving useful pointers for employers to ensure that they are compliant with rules relating to overseas workers.
Tribunal procedure – strike out
ICTS Limited v Visram.
Employers knowledge of disability scrutinised
Baldeh v Churches Housing Association of Dudley and District Ltd.
Parental leave – equal pay?
A recent ruling by the Court of Appeal (COA) has clarified the differing purposes of shared
parental leave (ShPL) and maternity leave.
Is it unlawful to compulsory retire professors?
The Employment Tribunal (ET) has ruled that it is not unlawful to compulsory retire professors,
if their retirement helps to boost diversity.