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UK: Disciplinary hearings- nominal damages for refusal of an unsuitable companion

United Kingdom - June 14 2017 Employers will welcome a tribunal decision that damages for failure to allow a chosen companion at a disciplinary hearing should be nominal where the…

UK: Whistleblowing - new rules for UK branches of foreign banks and insurers

United Kingdom - June 14 2017 The FCA and PRA have recently published new rules on whistleblowing procedures for UK branches of foreign banks and insurers, which will apply from 7…

UK: Whistleblowing- employer belief that disclosure is not protected is no defence

United Kingdom - June 14 2017 A recent Court of Appeal decision has highlighted the need for caution when dismissing an employee for making a disclosure. If objectively the…

UK: Gender Pay Gap - The government’s reporting website so far

United Kingdom - June 14 2017 Employers currently engaged in preparing their gender pay gap reports may be interested to view the gender pay gap data uploaded onto the government…

UK: Unfair dismissal - poor attitude towards organisational change could justify gross misconduct dismissal

United Kingdom - June 14 2017 The Court of Appeal has upheld a tribunal ruling that deliberate resistance by a manager asked to implement organisational change was gross…

UK: Dress codes - Governmental report on female office dress codes

United Kingdom - June 14 2017 At the end of April the government published its response to the House of Commons Petitions Committee and Women and Equalities Committee joint report…

UK: Salary - Supreme Court rules on calculation of daily pay rate

United Kingdom - June 14 2017 Employers should set out in the employment contract how the daily rate of pay of an employee on an annual salary is to be calculated for various…

UK: Legislation - Employment law reform proposals during the Summer 2017 General Election

United Kingdom - June 14 2017 The main parties' manifestos for the general election all contained numerous proposed employment law reforms, the Conservatives promising "the…

UK: Whistleblowing- Court of Appeal decision on agency workers

United Kingdom - June 14 2017 Employers should note that agency workers may be able to bring whistleblowing claims against both the end-user and the third party introducer. The…

UK: Redundancy - EAT rules on approach to suitable alternatives

United Kingdom - June 14 2017 Employers considering withholding a statutory redundancy payment, on the ground that they have offered a suitable alternative job which has been…