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Employment weekly highlights—30 November 2017

Employment weekly highlights—30 November 2017
Published on: 30 November 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Employment weekly highlights—30 November 2017
  • In this issue:
  • Pay
  • Workers wrongly refused holiday pay may claim for whole working period
  • Rates of SMP, SSP, Maternity Allowance etc to be increased in April 2018
  • Equality
  • Burden of proof is on claimant initially in discrimination claims
  • Assessing awards for injury to feelings and the Presidential Guidance
  • Employers must be more proactive in tackling workplace sexual harassment
  • Policies to prevent and deal with sexual harassment in the workplace
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Employment highlights includes: (1) a European Court of Justice judgment on the holiday pay entitlement of a worker who was wrongly classified as ‘self-employed’ and therefore denied paid holiday by his employer for the entirety of his working period, (2) the proposed new rates of statutory maternity pay, statutory sick pay and other benefits to apply from April 2018, (3) analysis of a Court of Appeal judgment on the burden of proof in claims under the Equality Act 2010, (4) a look at how employers can be more proactive in tacking workplace sexual harassment by Harriet Bowtell, a principal lawyer in the employment team at Slater and Gordon Lawyers, (5) a review of the policies and related training employers should have in place to prevent and address sexual harassment in the workplace by Sarah Chilton, a partner at CM Murray, (6) analysis of issues that arise in the context of settling complaints of sexual harassment by Mandy Lyne, a partner at Cambridge Employment Law, (7) an EAT case on how an employer giving a misleading reason for dismissal can breach the implied term of mutual trust and confidence, (8) the company car fuel revised advisory rates to take effect from 1 December 2017, (9) dates for your diary, and (10) updates to our legislation tracker. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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