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Social Housing Pension Scheme 2017 Valuation Results – What are your options?
Last week saw the publication of the Social Housing Pension Scheme (SHPS) 2017 valuation results. These showed that in keeping with the previous valuation results from 2014, the funding deficit had increased, to £1.52bn.
Context is King: Employee’s Letter Giving Notice was not a Resignation
In an unusual case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld a finding that an employee who gave her employer a letter giving “one month’s notice” was not actually a letter of resignation.
‘Bad Faith’ In Victimisation Claims
In considering a claim for victimisation, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held an employee did not act in bad faith even though his allegations were made with an ulterior motive.
Refusal to postpone a disciplinary hearing made dismissal unfair
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held an employee was unfairly dismissed when her employer refused to postpone a disciplinary hearing for to allow her union representative to attend.
Holiday Dates for 2018/2019
The way bank holidays fall in 2018 means those employers with a holiday year running from 1st April to 31st March may need to give their employees an additional day of annual leave.
Gender Pay Gap Reporting – The Results
As the midnight deadline for gender pay gap reporting approached on 4 April, thousands of employers rushed to publish their data in time.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
With the ‘Beast from the East’ causing unprecedented snowfall and widespread disruption across the country, many employers may be wondering how to deal with those employees unable to make it into work.
King v The Sash Window Workshop: Holiday Pay
Following a referral by the Court of Appeal, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) has ruled that a worker who was miscategorised as self-employed is entitled to accumulate rights to paid annual leave where his employer had denied him the opportunity to exercise that right.
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
In recent weeks, few areas of public life have been untouched by the vast number of complaints about inappropriate sexual behaviour by public figures.
Royal Mail v Jhuti – Whistleblowing
The Court of Appeal has overturned a decision of the EAT and confirmed only the mindset of the decision maker is relevant when determining if a decision to dismiss is automatically unfair.
Social Care Compliance Scheme
On 2 November 2017 the government launched the Social Care Compliance Scheme (SCCS).
Employees sue Morrisons for Data Breach
In July 2015, former Morrisons’ employee Andrew Skelton was jailed for fraud after leaking the payroll information of nearly 100,000 employees of the supermarket to local newspapers and data sharing websites.