Is it disability discrimination if an employer deals with an ill health retirement procedure badly? Not necessarily, the Court of Appeal has said. Mr Dunn was employed by the Ministry of Justice. He had depression and a serious heart condition. He applied for ill health early retirement.
The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 has received Royal Assent. It will give bereaved parents the right to two weeks’ leave within 56 days of losing a child under 18. Bereaved parents can also claim statutory parental bereavement payments during their leave, subject to certain qualifications (which are likely to resemble those seen…
The UK construction sector is experiencing a serious skills shortage, with the CIOB reporting that 157,000 new recruits are needed by 2021 to keep up with demand. With Brexit looming on the horizon too, it is only set to worsen over the coming years.
Can a tribunal make an employee choose their ‘best ten’ allegations in a discrimination claim? Not usually, said the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Tarn v Hughes. Dr Tarn was a GP. She brought claims for sex and pregnancy discrimination. She had agreed a list of issues with the employer, which contained 21 acts of alleged…
ACAS has published new guidance dealing with giving references. Although there is usually no legal requirement to provide a reference, employers must deal with reference requests consistently.
Mr Tabberer and his colleagues were electricians. They were originally employed by Birmingham City Council. Their employment transferred several times by way of TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006) over the years.
Is every medical condition a disability? And if an employee mentions a medical condition, does that mean the employer knew that the employee was disabled?
This time last week I was privileged to be offered the opportunity to talk at UK Construction Week on the topic of mental health. And in particular what construction companies need to do to address the frightening number of suicides in the industry.
When is notice not notice? When it is ambiguous, said the Employment Appeal Tribunal in East Kent Hospitals v Levy.
One size doesn’t fit all – each business’ risk will differ and therefore so should your risk assessment.