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Employment weekly highlights—6 February 2020

Employment weekly highlights—6 February 2020
Published on: 06 February 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Employment weekly highlights—6 February 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Equality
  • Veganism as a protected belief—where next?
  • Disability must be established at date of each discriminatory act relied on
  • Updated Parker Review Report on ethnic diversity on UK boards
  • Whistleblowing
  • Inaccurate public rebuttal of whistleblower’s allegations can amount to a detriment
  • Pay, benefits and tax
  • Social Security (Contributions) (Rates, Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2020
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of Employment highlights includes: (1) analysis of an employment tribunal’s decision that ethical veganism can be a protected belief under the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010), by Chris Milsom, barrister at Cloisters and counsel for the claimant, (2) an EAT case on the importance of the date on which a claimant meets the statutory definition of disability in a disability discrimination claim, (3) the updated Parker Review Report on ethnic diversity on UK boards, (4) an EAT judgment on whether an employer’s inaccurate public rebuttal of a whistleblower’s allegations can amount to a detriment, (5) the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2020, which includes updated rates of Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay, Statutory Adoption Pay, Statutory Shared Parental Pay and Statutory Sick Pay, (6) new government documents on how employers can support EU citizens who are applying to stay in the UK, (7) a look by Graeme Ross of Cambridge University at the introduction of the new Global Talent immigration route, (8) a Brexit Bulletin covering key updates, research tips and resources, (9) dates for your diary, (10) updates to our legislation tracker, and (11) new Q&As. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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