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D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Settlement agreements and settling unknown future discrimination claims
Under the terms of a settlement agreement, employees typically accept a payment in return for their employment coming to an end and in settlement of certain legal claims they may have against their employer. 
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Sexual Harassment in the workplace
Kamahl Santamaria, a longstanding television journalist, was recently removed from a new broadcasting role after just 32 days amid accusations of sexual harassment.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: The timing of redundancy consultations
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (‘EAT’) has held that a tribunal erred in finding the redundancy dismissal of a nurse fair.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Government to repeal the Off-Payroll working rules in April 2023
As part of its plan to deregulate and reduce the burden on businesses, the Government announced on 23 September 2022 that the IR35 off-payroll working rules will be repealed from 06 April 2023.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: EAT decision confirms that legal privilege does not apply retrospectively
In the recent decision of University of Dundee v Chakraborty, the EAT held that legal privilege does not apply retrospectively to protect an original version of an investigation report that was subsequently amended upon legal advice.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Suspending staff – new guidance published by Acas
Acas has published new guidance on staff suspensions, specifically in the context of disciplinary or grievance investigations.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Racism in the workplace
The TUC recently published a report on racism and inequality in the workplace, finding that two in five people have experienced racism at work in the past five years.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Are employees entitled to the day off for Queen Elizabeth II funeral?
The Queen’s state funeral is due to be held on Monday 19 September and has been declared a bank holiday. We discuss whether employees are entitled to be granted the day off work.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: A guide to grievance investigations
Whilst in some cases grievances can be resolved informally, where this is not possible employers will generally be required to carry out an investigation.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Employer’s Covid-19 paid special leave policy held not to be discriminatory
In Cowie and ors v Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the EAT has held that an employer’s paid special leave policy during the Covid-19 pandemic did not give rise to discrimination arising from disability or indirect sex discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Dealing with a data subject access request
Data subject access requests (DSARs) are increasingly being used by employees as a pre-litigation fishing expedition in the context of disciplinary or grievance procedures.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Calculating holiday pay in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Harpur Trust v Brazel
In Harpur Trust v Brazel, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that part-year workers who are engaged under permanent contracts are entitled to 5.6 weeks of annual leave, and their entitlement should not be reduced pro rata to reflect the number of hours they work.