We review the key employment law developments of 2018 and the impact of these for HR, including: Brexit; the GDPR; the apprenticeship levy; pay reporting; parental bereavement leave; and family-friendly policies.
Although Brexit dominates the news, there will be a number of important employment law developments in 2019. We set out an eight-point plan so employers can prepare.
Updated to reflect that the Court of Appeal will hear the appeals in Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd and Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police on 1 May 2019.
Newly published research shows that Russell Group universities pay staff from ethnic minority backgrounds significantly less than their white colleagues.
Capita is to offer its staff non-executive director positions, making it the second company in the FTSE 250 to have workers on its board.
In Awan v ICTS UK Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an implied term of the contract of employment prohibited the employer from dismissing the employee for medical capability while he was entitled to receive long-term disability benefits.
An employment tribunal will next year decide if "ethical veganism" is a philosophical belief in a case involving a man who claims he was discriminated against by his employer, the League Against Cruel Sports.
Hundreds of former or current staff at Ted Baker have signed a petition demanding an end to "forced hugging" by the fashion retailer's CEO Ray Kelvin and demanding an end to "a culture that leaves harassment unchallenged".
Staff at a Shropshire hospital trust being investigated over a high number of baby deaths have reported a culture of bullying and harassment, a report has revealed.
In Wood v Durham County Council, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the employee's tendency to steal was a manifestation of his disability and an excluded condition under the Equality Act 2010 (Disability) Regulations 2010.
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