In this edition:
Head of Team
- Education Law
- Academies & MATs
- State Funded Schools
- Behaviour Management & Exclusions
- Education Provision & Safeguarding
- State Funded Schools Property
- School Community
- School Leadership Support
Migration Advisory Committee publishes recommendations relating to sponsored workers, providing further insight into the future of the UK’s immigration system
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) is an independent public body that advises the government on migration issues. On the 28 January 2020, they published a long awaited report on a points-based visa route and the use, and level, of salary thresholds for sponsored workers, in response to commissions from the Government.
Court of Appeal holds that a one off act by an employer will not always qualify as a "provision, criterion or practice" under the Equality Act 2010
Ishola v Transport for London
The Court of Appeal has provided guidance on what can amount to a ‘provision , criterion or practice’ for reasonable adjustment claims, holding that one off acts by an employer will not always be enough to amount to liability.
- The law
Sections 20 and 21 of the Equality Act provide that employers have a duty to disabled employees to make reasonable adjustments where a disabled person is placed at a substantial disadvantage by:
EAT holds that for disability discrimination claims, the Claimant must show that their condition had a ‘long term effect’ at the time of the alleged acts of discrimination
- The Law
Tesco Stores Limited v Tennant.
Schedule 6(1) of the Equality Act 2010 provides that a person is disabled if they (a) have a physical or mental impairment and (b) if the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out day to day activities. This is supplemented by Schedule 1 and there are four questions to consider:
In January 2020, the Government provided further detail on the new Parental Bereavement Leave (PBL) legislation that are set to come into force from the 6 April 2020. Ahead of its introduction, employers should be aware of their obligations and the legal rights afforded to grieving parents.
Tribunal holds that ethical veganism is protected as a philosophical belief under the Equality Act 2010
Casamitjana v League Against Cruel Sports
Whilst it was previously ruled that vegetarianism was not a philosophical belief, the Employment Tribunal has ruled that ethical veganism (rather than dietary veganism) is entitled to protection under the Equality Act 2010.
In March, two specialist advisors to the education sector are travelling across the country to offer free HR workshops. Education law experts Stone King and software solutions company Every, which designs easy-to-use operational management tools specifically for the sector, have joined forces to run these sessions.
Stone King is holding its second Bath Litter Pick on Tuesday, March 17 from 4.30pm - 5.30pm, and wants as many businesses as possible to get involved.
It follows a successful litter pick organised by Stone King last year, as a way of giving back to the community.
Last year’s event took place in September and saw over 40 volunteers from a number of firms taking part and collecting 30 bags of rubbish in just one hour.
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