New EAT Practice Direction

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has issued a new practice direction, The Practice Direction (Employment Appeal Tribunal – Procedure) 2018. Amongst the noteworthy changes are the following: – 1. The time for a Respondent to lodge its Answer has been…

New Pay Regulations on Executive Pay

On 1st January 2019, new regulations came into force meaning that the UK’s largest companies will have to disclose their top executives’ pay and explain the gap between this pay and their average worker. The regulations make it a legal…

Update on GDPR Fines

According to research carried out by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, average fines from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) rose from £73,000 in the year ending September 2017 to £146,000 in the year ending September 2018. The total value of fines increased…

What constitutes harassment in the workplace?

In the case of Evans v Xactly, the Claimant was employed by the Respondent as a sales representative for just short of one year when he was dismissed. He brought a series of claims to include discrimination, victimisation on the…

Employment Tribunal statistics update

The Ministry of Justice has now published the Employment Tribunal Statistics for the period April to June 2018.  Unsurprisingly, the number of single claims received at the Employment Tribunal has continued to rise, more than doubling in this quarter.  The…

Update- Ambiguous notice does not constitute resignation

In the case of East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust v Levy, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) examined the Claimant, Ms Levy’s, correspondence in order to determine whether or not it constituted her resignation. Ms Levy worked in the Respondent’s…

Employee References

ACAS has this month released some new guidance for employers on providing references for job applicants. In general, an employer can choose whether to provide a reference or not and what information to include in that reference. Only certain industries…

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