Employment Bulletin - November 2019

  • The long awaited Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill, ensuring that 100% of all tips are passed onto employees without deductions, has been announced in the latest Queen’s speech.
  • New ACAS guidance issued for employers to help manage the impact of menopause at work.
  • EAT reaffirms that employers will not be liable for harassment of their employees by third parties, unless their action or inaction is on the ground of a protected characteristic - Bessong v Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Are homophobic remarks about hypothetically not hiring LGBT people unlawful? NH v Associazione Avvocatura per i diritti LGBTI-Rete Lenford
  • Case Update - European Court of Human Rights holds that video surveillance of employees under suspicion of theft did not breach the human right to private life - López Ribalda and others v Spain.
  • The Supreme Court holds that judges are workers for the purposes of whistleblower protection - Gilham v Ministry of Justice.
The long awaited Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill.

The long awaited Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill, ensuring that 100% of all tips are passed onto employees without deductions, has been announced in the latest Queen’s speech.

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New ACAS guidance issued for employers to help manage the impact of menopause at work.

Following World Menopause Day on the 18th of October 2019, Acas have published new guidance to help employers support staff affected by the menopause and its symptoms.

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EAT reaffirms that employers will not be liable for harassment of their employees by third parties

EAT reaffirms that employers will not be liable for harassment of their employees by third parties, unless their action or inaction is on the ground of a protected characteristic - Bessong v Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.

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Are homophobic remarks about hypothetically not hiring LGBT people unlawful?

Are homophobic remarks about hypothetically not hiring LGBT people unlawful? NH v Associazione Avvocatura per i diritti LGBTI-Rete Lenford.

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Case Update - López Ribalda and others v Spain

Case Update - European Court of Human Rights holds that video surveillance of employees under suspicion of theft did not breach the human right to private life- López Ribalda and others v Spain.

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The Supreme Court holds that judges are workers for the purposes of whistleblower protection- Gilham v Ministry of Justice.

A district judge raised concerns regarding cuts made to local services and argued that these amounted to protected disclosures. The Supreme Court upheld the claim and held that judges are office holders who are entitled to whistleblowing protection, as not allowing this would infringe their human rights.

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The law and practice referred to in this article has been paraphrased or summarised. It might not be up-to-date with changes in the law and we do not guarantee the accuracy of any information provided at the time of reading. It should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice in relation to a specific set of circumstances.

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