Employment Law Update March 2019

The latest employment law news and case law.
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'Ground-breaking' pay deal for couriers

A series of judgements over the last 18 months have prompted companies to consider their positions to offer paid holiday and guaranteed rates of pay to those working in the gig company.  Earlier this month, Hermes, the delivery firm, struck a deal with the GMB Union to this affect.

 

New Acas Age Discrimination Guidance

Acas has published new Guidance on Age Discrimination to help employers and line managers manage an age diverse workforce, prevent unfair treatment at work, and eradicate bias against older and younger workers.

 

Judgement on Unfair Dismissal - Automatically Unfair Reasons

When claiming dismissal on grounds of assertion of an infringement of a statutory right, must there have been an actual infringement by the employer (rather than a mere intention or threat of infringement)?
 

What defines 'Long Term' Disability Discrimination?

 

A recent EAT, Nissa v Waverly Education Foundation, provides some guidance on what defines 'long-term' disability. This certainly isn't black and white, and the case has been remitted to a different tribunal for reconsideration, but it provides some guidance.

 

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March 2019
Paul Burton
Associate - Head of Employment
Paul is an employment solicitor specialising in both contentious and non-contentious matters.
pburton@frettens.co.uk
01202 499255
Kate Fretten
Partner - Employment
Kate specialises in both contentious and non-contentious employment issues.
kfretten@frettens.co.uk
01202 499255
 





 
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