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Monthly Archives: April 2018

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Employment Newsletter – April 2018

With most people returning to work this week, we hope you all had a great Easter break! Looking forward, we now have GDPR on the horizon and employers need to be aware that existing generalised Data Protection clauses in current …

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Equal Pay Claim – Tesco

It has been reported that Tesco is facing a demand for back pay as allegedly its female shop workers earn £3 per hour less than its male factory workers. The Guardian newspaper reported that it could “become the UK’s largest …

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The Taylor Review

The Taylor Review on Modern Working Practices reported extensively when the report was published, during which time there has not been much progress other than now.  The Government have provided a response to the review and are commencing consultation in …

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Payslips

A new Order has been laid before Parliament that is due to come into force on 6th April 2019.  It requires employers to include additional information on payslips, by stating the number of hours being paid where wages vary according …

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Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage increase as of 1st April 2018, will be as follows: – 25+                  £7.83 21-24               £7.38 18-20               £5.90 Under 18         £4.20

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Holiday Pay for Term Time Workers

The case of Brazel –v- Harper Trust involved a visiting Music Teacher who appealed to the EAT in relation to the manner in which her holiday pay was calculated. She worked on a term time only basis on a Zero …

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Redundancy Selection

The EAT case of Mirab –v- Mentor Graphics (UK) Limited has made life somewhat more difficult for employers in redundancy selection processes. Bumping occurs when an employee whose role is redundant is re-deployed into another role (already being held by …

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Unfair Dismissal

In the case of Riley –v- Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Mrs Riley was a Head Teacher of a primary school who had formed a close relationship with a  man who was convicted of making indecent images of children.   She was …

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Knowledge of Disability

You will recall us reporting on the case of Gallot –v- Newport City Council, where an employer had “rubber stamped” an unreasonable occupational health assessment on the question of the disability of one of their employees without questioning it, or …

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Disability Discrimination

It is common knowledge that  cancer is considered to be a disability without the need to establish a substantial and long term effect as is otherwise required. However in the case of Lofty –v- Hamis, the Claimant suffered from pre-cancerous …

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