In Phoenix House Ltd v Stockman, the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld the tribunal decision that the covert recording of a confidential meeting was not a breach of the implied term of trust and confidence. The EAT gave guidance on the factors that may justify such a recording.
Updated to include information on the Government's proposals to extend redundancy protection for employees during pregnancy and after maternity leave.
July 2019 saw progress made on an unusual number of proposed employment law changes. The Government published consultations covering workplace sexual harassment, statutory sick pay, family-friendly leave and pay, flexibility in working hours, modern slavery statements, and enforcement of worker rights. It also made announcements on changes to the laws on rehabilitation periods for offenders, settlement agreements, and protection against redundancy during pregnancy and maternity leave.
Updated to reflect that the Supreme Court allowed the appeal in Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd.
Updated to include additional information on the risks of dismissing employees who are entitled to receive payments under a permanent health insurance scheme.
In Kelly v Royal Mail Group Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that a long-serving employee's dismissal for frequent absences in accordance with the employer's attendance policy was harsh but fair.
Updated to highlight the EAT decision in Kelly v Royal Mail Group Ltd, in which a long-serving employee was dismissed for frequent and lengthy absences.
Up to 90% of staff at Channel 4 are considering taking redundancy because of plans to relocate away from London, it has been reported.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to dismissal.