Road Safety Week

Road Safety Week

In 2000, an independent work-related road safety task group carried out a survey, which established that up to a third of all road traffic accidents involve someone who is at work at the time. This is likely to account for over 20 fatalities and 250 serious injuries every week. While employers have no control over…

Disability discrimination

Disability discrimination

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.

Paid Leave for Bereaved Parents

Paid Leave for Bereaved Parents

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…

Giving a Reference

Limiting Discrimination claims

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…