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Employment weekly highlights—18 July 2019

Published on: 18 July 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Employment weekly highlights—18 July 2019
  • In this issue:
  • Employee competition and confidentiality
  • Supreme Court—restraint of trade part of non-compete covenant severable
  • Equality
  • Government aims to strengthen laws on sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples to be introduced by end of 2019
  • Discrimination arising from disability: no need to prove less discriminatory alternative treatment would have changed outcome
  • ‘Concerning’ trends identified by the Female FTSE Board Report 2019 despite positive progress
  • Sickness and absence
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Employment highlights includes: (1) an analysis of the landmark Supreme Court judgment on post-termination restrictions in the Egon Zehnder case by Daniel Oudkerk QC and Amy Rogers of Essex Court Chambers and 11KBW, respectively, (2) a government consultation on sexual harassment in the workplace, (3) a government consultation on whether married couples can convert into civil partnerships, (4) a government consultation on proposals to amend statutory sick pay and allow more flexibility in getting workers who are off sick back into work, (5) draft provisions in the Finance Bill 2019–20 in relation to off-payroll working in the private sector, (6) a government consultation on having a single labour market enforcement body, (7) a Court of Appeal judgment on an agency worker’s entitlement to be allocated a specific number of hours of work, (8) an EAT judgment on when making a covert recording at work will amount to a breach of trust and confidence, (9) a change in the discount rate for personal injury claims, which is used in employment claims to take into account accelerated receipt of compensation, to minus 0.25%, (10) a consultation on new video surveillance guidelines by the European Data Protection Board, (11) an EAT judgment on the duty to maintain wage records following a TUPE 2006 transfer, (12) a statement from the Chief Secretary to the Treasury in relation to the firefighters pension scheme case, (13) dates for your diary, (14) updates to our case, consultation and legislation trackers, and (15) the Industrial Relations Law Reports (IRLR) Highlights for August 2019. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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