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Employment Newsletter – September 2015

A round-up of the major news and legal developments from the Employment team in June.

23 Sep 2015

And finally in employment news…

NICE has published guidelines on “Workplace health: policy and management practices” for employers and managers.

23 Sep 2015

Employment measures in Budget

The Summer Budget presented to Parliament on 8 July 2015 contained various employment measures.

23 Sep 2015

Employment Tribunal holds that dismissal of Christian worker because of her comments on homosexuality was discriminatory

When dealing with discrimination, it can be difficult for employers to balance the competing rights of employees. In Mbuyi v Newpark Childcare (Shepherd’s Bush) Ltd, the Employment Tribunal had to consider a conflict between the protected characteristics of religion or... Read more

23 Sep 2015

Teacher under no obligation to disclose allegation of sexual assault against pupil at another school

In Basildon Academies v Mr E Amadi, the EAT considered whether a teacher had been under a legal obligation to report to his employer an allegation of sexual assault made against him by a pupil while he was working at... Read more

23 Sep 2015

European Court of Justice concludes that time spent by peripatetic employees travelling to and from work is “working time”

The European Working Time Directive defines “working time” as any period during which a worker is: i) at work, ii) at their employer’s disposal; and iii) carrying out their activities or duties.

23 Sep 2015

Employment Tribunal rules that employee who came to work smelling of alcohol was unfairly dismissed

In McElroy v Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, an Employment Tribunal held that an employee had been unfairly dismissed after he attended for work smelling of alcohol and then refused to attend a follow-up occupational health (“OH”) appointment.

23 Sep 2015

Maximum compensation awarded where employer failed to consult on collective redundancies

An employer who is proposing to make 20 or more redundancies at one establishment within 90 days or less must consult with employee representatives (Section 188, Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (“TULR(C)A”)).

23 Sep 2015