A review of June’s employment case law and other important news. Discrimination features heavily in our reporting this month, from how an employer might perceive a future risk, contributory negligence and constructive knowledge, to how NDAs are being abused by employers to hush up unlawful discrimination and harassment in the workplace. As ever we bring you food for thought, as well as recommendations and guidance you can follow to keep your business flowing smoothly, and your employees engaged.
This article touches on the latest on Brexit, and the EU Settlement Scheme. The “Scheme” fully opened on 30 March 2019 and allows EEA/ Swiss citizens and family members to voluntarily apply for free, for a new form of UK immigration status to continue living and working in the UK post-Brexit.
A review of May’s employment law cases and other important news. Discrimination, mental health and wages are hot topics as last week was Mental Health Awareness Week. We also bring you advice on how to improve processes and environment to help your employees feel better together a sampling of unfair dismissal and whistleblowing jurisdiction cases. In other news we look at how the national minimum wage is being implemented (or not) and why wages are not going up as they seemingly should.
If the Home Office discover that illegal workers are working in the UK for a business, and compliant right to work checks have not been carried out, they may be issued with a civil penalty of up to £20,000 per illegal worker.
A review of April’s employment case law and other important news. We bring you a variety of cases including dealing with changes to contracts, long term sickness benefits and unfair dismissal procedure, amongst others. We also have some interesting reports and survey results, showing just how we are really working, plus guidance on how to help keep your staff mentally healthy, and how to deal with the new IR35 rules.
A review of March’s employment law cases and other important news. This month’s tricky situations include: TUPE dismissals; bad leaver provisions; two aspects of the employment/worker status issue; maternity leave and religious discrimination. In other news: ICO Brexit preparation tools; ICO fines; seasonal workers pilot scheme; modern slavery regulation flouting; new holiday pay guidance and reminders that NMW and NLW set to rise from 1 April.
The attractive tax regime for investment into UK commercial real estate by foreign investors is changing. Foreign investors and their advisers should now consider if traditional structures remain effective, in light of new UK Government proposals being introduced.
A review of February’s employment law cases and other important news. Discrimination based on gender and age dominate: with the latest result in the Asda equal pay case; where the burden of proof lies in a discrimination case; age discrimination advice from ACAS; a BEIS consultation on pregnancy and maternity rights in redundancy; and research on the effect the gender pay gap reporting rules has had on employers. We also have some interesting cases which show when confidentiality and privacy do or do not take precedence over other rights and other news.
If you are suspected of employing workers who don’t have a right to work, and you do not have a statutory excuse, you may be liable for a civil penalty of up to £20,000 per illegal worker and could potentially face criminal sanctions as well.
UK law relating to domicile is complex and differs from the laws of most other countries. Domicile is distinct from the concepts of nationality or residence. In essence, you are domiciled in the country where you consider you belong and where your real and permanent home is.
Cases: Litigation: Be wary of litigation privilege on documents Long term disability: Implied term that long-term disability benefit recipient should not be dismissed for incapability Disability discrimination: Stealing is an excluded condition Worker status: IWGB not able to undertake collective bargaining on behalf of Deliveroo riders Other news: GDPR: Draft guidelines on GDPR territorial […]