Restrictions on confidentiality clauses?

In response to recent criticism about confidentiality clauses in settlement pay-offs, the government launched a consultation on 4 March discussing measures to prevent the misuse of confidentiality clauses in situations of workplace harassment or discrimination. The...

EU Settlement Scheme

Though there is still uncertainty about the potential implications of Brexit and possibly even whether Brexit will happen at all, the Home Office have published a campaign this week to encourage EU nationals to apply early for settlement ahead of the full launch this...

The Prime Minister on employment rights and Brexit

Earlier this month the Prime Minister Theresa May gave a speech in Parliament about Brexit which included a section concerning employee rights and their future post Brexit. Mrs May confirmed earlier commitments that the Conservative-led government would not be looking...

Mental Health First Aiders

Mental health is a topical discussion, and one that is becoming more prevalent in the employment sphere. In the beginning of January the House of Commons debated mental health first aid provisions in the workplace. It was initiated after Greg Clark Secretary of State...

Government goes against £65 settled status fee for EU citizens

As Brexit draws closer there are many EU citizens and their employers who are worried about their future in the UK after the 29th of March. The original £65 settled status fee for over 16’s and £32.50 for under 16’s was met with distaste from the public and warranted...

Disability discrimination

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held in Wood v Durham County Council that it is not disability discrimination to dismiss an employee with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and associated amnesia for shoplifting. This is because the employee was dismissed...

Could employment tribunal fees be reintroduced?

The Ministry of Justice has announced this month that employment tribunal fees may be reintroduced. Secretary for the MoJ, Richard Heaton voiced his confidence stating that a fee-based system could be found which does not deny Claimants access to justice. The case...

Parental bereavement leave

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 has received Royal Assent and is expected to come into force in 2020. The new Act will allow all employed parents who lose a child under the age of 18, or suffer a stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy, a right to two...