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Employment weekly highlights—31 January 2019

Employment weekly highlights—31 January 2019
Published on: 31 January 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Employment weekly highlights—31 January 2019
  • In this issue:
  • Status
  • Employment tribunal finds professional cyclist is not employee or worker
  • Explaining the government’s plans to tackle off-payroll working
  • Equality
  • Claimant carries initial burden of proof in direct discrimination claim
  • Consultation into protecting working parents against redundancy published
  • Whistleblowing
  • Allegation of breach of tortious duty can form basis of a whistleblowing claim
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Employment highlights includes: (1) analysis of the employment tribunal’s decision that Rebecca Varnish was not an employee or worker of British Cycling or UK Sport, by Emma Foubister, barrister at Matrix Chambers, (2) a Court of Appeal decision on the burden of proof in discrimination claims, (3) a government consultation on increasing legal protection against redundancy for pregnant women and new parents in the workplace, (4) an EAT judgment that a breach of a tortious duty, such as the duty not to defame, amounts to an allegation of a breach of a legal obligation for the purpose of a whistleblowing claim, (5) the draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2019, (6) an explanation of ‘departure lounge clauses’ and an examination of how they work in practice by Peter Garry, consultant solicitor at Keystone Law, (7) a review of the Law Society’s Practice Note on the use on non-disclosure agreements in an employment context by Ellen Temperton, partner at Lewis Silkin LLP, (8) an examination of government proposals to increase recruitment and retain staff in the NHS long-term plan by Joanna Hunt and Naomi Hanrahan-Soar, managing associates at Lewis Silkin, (9) the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) Corporate Governance Policy and Voting Guidelines 2019, (10), updates to our case, legislation and consultation trackers, and (11) a new Q&A. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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