We round up our key content on April employment law changes.
Updated to include information on the enforcement suspension due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Enforcement of the gender pay gap reporting requirements has been suspended this year due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Government Equalities Office and the Equality and Human Rights Commission have announced.
Updated to include information on the Government's announcement that it has suspended enforcement of the gender pay gap reporting deadlines due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Updated to reflect that enforcement of gender pay gap reporting is suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Each April, HR professionals must ensure that their organisation complies with the latest round of amended employment laws and deadlines. As well as dealing with the ongoing impact of coronavirus (Covid-19), important issues for HR in April 2020 include changes to written statements of terms and conditions, the introduction of parental bereavement leave and pay, and changes to the law on calculating holiday pay for workers with irregular hours.
There are a few avenues available to employees wishing to seek legal redress after being bullied in the workplace, but no specific anti-bullying legislation yet exists. Bina Patel, senior associate in the employment team at law firm Kingsley Napley LLP, explains why such a law would improve access to justice for all.
In Munro v Sampson Coward LLP, the employment tribunal held that an employer's act of sending a birthday card to an employee was "an act of kindness" and not an act of discrimination.
The Metropolitan Police Service talks to XpertHR about its women returner programme, which is encouraging female police officers to return to the force after a career break.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to equality, diversity and human rights.