In Charalambous v National Bank of Greece, the EAT has decided that in some circumstances, a dismissal can be fair even where the dismissing manager did not meet with the employee directly to discuss the case before deciding to dismiss.
In Alcedo Orange Ltd v Mrs G Ferridge-Gunn, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld an appeal because the Tribunal had not considered who the decision maker was in a case of pregnancy and maternity discrimination.
The Trade Union Congress (TUC) recently conducted research to investigate the extent of progress in recent decades in embedding formal legal protections for LGBT+ workers and how this has translated into positive and inclusive experiences in the workplace.
The British Standards Institution (BSI) have published a new code of practice to help organisations create an increasingly diverse and inclusive workplace culture.
A long awaited EAT Judgment in Higgs V Farmor’s School has failed to offer guidance to employers in competing protected beliefs cases.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published new guidance for businesses and employers on responding to subject access requests (SARs), helping them to comply with a SAR and to answer commonly asked questions by employers.
Three new family friendly Acts received Royal Assent in May, giving further employment rights to parents and carers.
In Miles v Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency the EAT held that the Claimant was not subjected to a detriment or a dismissal for health and safety reasons when he refused to go back to work as a driving examiner during the Coronavirus pandemic.
For every 13 people currently working, one person is long-term sick. It is reported that this increase is being driven by Mental ill health, musculoskeletal injuries (MSK) (possibly as a result of home working environment) and long Covid.
The Government have recently published guidance on how employers who choose to use positive action can help people who share a particular protected characteristic to overcome certain barriers under the measures.