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Discussion Paper and Call for Evidence Launched for Government's Mental Health and Wellbeing Plan

Friday, 29 April 2022

The Government is consulting on ideas for how employers can support and protect the mental health of staff.

Discussion Paper and Call for Evidence Launched for Government's Mental Health and Wellbeing Plan

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Employee Claims for Unfair Dismissal After Volunteering for Redundancy

Friday, 22 April 2022

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has found a Tribunal was wrong to strike out a claim for unfair dismissal because the claimant had volunteered for redundancy.

Employee Claims for Unfair Dismissal After Volunteering for Redundancy

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Updated 'Road Map' for Employment Tribunal Proceedings Published

Friday, 22 April 2022

The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals in England, Wales and in Scotland have published an updated 'road map' for Employment Tribunal proceedings in 2022/23.

Updated 'Road Map' for Employment Tribunal Proceedings Published

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Ryanair Pilot Entitled to Paid Annual Leave - After Tribunal Rule He Was Not Self-Employed

Friday, 22 April 2022

In a significant Employment Tribunal decision, a so-called self-employed pilot placed with Ryanair by MCG Aviation Ltd was held to be a worker of MCG, and an agency worker of Ryanair.

Ryanair Pilot Entitled to Paid Annual Leave - After Tribunal Rule Rule He Was Not Self-Employed

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ICO Publishes Guidance for Organisations Relating to Data Protection and COVID-19

Thursday, 14 April 2022

The ICO has published new guidance for organisations in light of the recent relaxation of the government's COVID-19 rules.

ICO Publishes Guidance for Organisations Relating to Data Protection and COVID-19

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Application for Specific Disclosure Rejected in Whistleblowing Claim

Thursday, 14 April 2022

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld a Tribunal's decision to reject a request for specific disclosure of documents in support of a whistleblowing claim, on the grounds the application was too wide.

Application for Specific Disclosure Rejected in Whistleblowing Claim

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ECHR Publishes Guidance on the Provision of Separate or Single-Sex Services to Trans People

Thursday, 14 April 2022

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published guidance for service providers of separate or single-sex services.

ECHR Publishes Guidance on the Provision of Separate or Single-Sex Services to Trans People

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What to Do About the Reluctant Complainer?

Friday, 08 April 2022

It’s a difficult situation. Employee A approaches a member of the HR team and describes how they feel they have been discriminated against by colleagues but say they don't want to take the issue any further.

What to Do About the Reluctant Complainer?

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New COVID-19 Guidance Issued as Access to Most Free Testing Is Removed

Friday, 08 April 2022

On 1 April, the Government issued a suite of new COVID-19 guidance to coincide with the major shift in policy away from free symptomatic and asymptomatic testing for most people.

New COVID-19 Guidance Issued as Access to most Free Testing Is Removed

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The Importance of Considering Obligations of Both Parties in TUPE Claims

Friday, 08 April 2022

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the existence of an ACAS settlement agreement prevented an award being made against a transferee, for failing to provide information to the transferor on a TUPE transfer.

EAT Decision Highlights Importance of Considering Obligations of Both Parties in TUPE Claims

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Court of Appeal Reverses EAT Decision on Scope of Statutory Protection

Friday, 08 April 2022

In a recent case, the Court of Appeal held there is no current statutory protection under the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act 1992, against detriment for participating in industrial action.

Court of Appeal Reverses EAT Decision on Scope of Statutory Protection for Participation in Industrial Action

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New Vento Bands Come Into Force For Injury to Feelings Claims

Friday, 08 April 2022

The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals in England and Wales and in Scotland have published new guidance on the award levels for compensation for injury to feelings.

New Vento Bands Come Into Force For Injury to Feelings Claims

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Statutory Code of Practice to Be Issued on 'Fire and Rehire' Practices Following P&O Ferries Row

Friday, 01 April 2022

The Government has announced a new Statutory Code of Practice will be published on the use of 'fire and rehire' practices, following the mass redundancies carried out by P&O Ferries last month.

Statutory Code of Practice to Be Issued on 'Fire and Rehire' Practices Following P&O Ferries Row

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Employment Appeal Tribunal Decision Highlights Tension Between Confidentiality and Freedom of Expression

Friday, 01 April 2022

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision of a recent case highlights the narrow circumstances in which the Tribunal is able to grant anonymisation orders in litigation.

Employment Appeal Tribunal Decision Highlights Tension Between Confidentiality and Freedom of Expression

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Mandatory Ethnicity Pay-Gap Reporting Will Not Be Introduced

Friday, 01 April 2022

The Government has responded to the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities.

Mandatory Ethnicity Pay-Gap Reporting Will Not Be Introduced