Which employment cases will have the biggest impact on HR in 2020? We assess the likely impact on employers of upcoming cases on: the national minimum wage, data protection, age discrimination, collective bargaining, and TUPE.
Updated to include official statistics from the ONS for November 2019 on days lost to labour disputes and the number of stoppages. The next ONS release date is 18 February 2020.
Updated to include information on the forthcoming New model contract clause on post-termination restrictions.
Updated to include information on Royal Mail Group Ltd v Communication Workers Union, in which the Court of Appeal gave guidance on what amounts to unlawful interference in the conduct of a ballot.
In Cadent Gas Ltd v Singh, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that an employee was unfairly dismissed due to his trade union activities and that his manager's hostility towards him could be attributed to the employer.
Following the December 2019 general election, consultant editor Darren Newman examines the new majority Conservative Government's potential employment law plans.
Updated to reflect that the Court of Appeal will not hear the appeal in Awan v ICTS UK Ltd because the parties reached a settlement.
UK employers face a 30-minute "general strike" in support of the Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, according to a motion proposed at next month's Trades Union Congress in Brighton.
In Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley and others, the Court of Appeal held that the employer had not made unlawful inducements when it sent letters to employees asking them to agree a pay deal that had been rejected by their trade union.
Updated to include information on Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley and others, in which the Court of Appeal considered if a pay offer made directly to the workforce was an unlawful inducement.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to trade unions and trade union recognition.