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Tribunal statistics published show sharp decrease in Employment Tribunal claims

On 13 March 2014, the Ministry of Justice published the quarterly Employment Tribunal (ET) statistics for October to December 2013.

Shared parental leave and pay: draft regulations published

From April 2015, mothers, fathers and adoptive parents will be able to share parental leave and pay as a result of the birth or adoption of a child.

Reasonable Adjustments...when does the clock start ticking?

Sometimes there is confusion on time limits to pursue discrimination claims, particularly with discrimination claims based on an alleged failure to make reasonable adjustments. As a general rule of thumb, such claims have to be made within 3 months of the discriminatory event. Alternatively within 3 months of the end of a continuing act or chain of events, which encapsulates specific events/acts which took place more than 3 months before the claim is brought.

Post-termination Victimisation

The Court of Appeal has recently ended speculation, caused by an alleged drafting error in the Equality Act 2010, by confirming that acts of victimisation which take place after the employment relationship has ended are protected.

ACAS Issues Guidance Following Repeal of Discrimination Questionnaires

ACAS has recently published non-binding guidance on how discrimination questions should be dealt with in the workplace.

ACAS Issues Guidance Following Repeal of Discrimination Questionnaires

ACAS has recently published non-binding guidance on how discrimination questions should be dealt with in the workplace.

Offender Rehabilitation Reforms

The Government has recently announced changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. In short, these changes shorten the period of time during which previous convictions need to be disclosed to prospective employers.

Pre-Employment Checks: What is an employer obliged to do to prevent illegal working?

Between February 2008 and the end of 2012, 8,100 civil penalty notices were issued to employers for failing to comply with their obligations with regard to the prevention of illegal working. The resulting fines equated to a net sum of £57.5 million.

Flooding, Tube Strikes and the Dreaded Commute to Work

Recent weeks have brought devastation to the South-West following prolonged flooding. The capital has also seen its fair share of disruption, albeit on a much smaller scale, with a 48 Underground stations shut down at the start of February, and avoided further disruption when another strike was postponed a week later at the eleventh hour.

Zero Hours Contracts

The Government recently launched a Consultation on the use of zero-hours contracts, ending on 13 March 2014. A link to the consultation can be found here:-

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