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Lexis®PSL Employment weekly highlights—5 January 2017

Published on: 05 January 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Lexis®PSL Employment weekly highlights—5 January 2017
  • In this issue:
  • Employment law—looking ahead to 2017
  • Headlines (News updates & analysis)
  • Disability: distinction between mental impairment and reaction to life events
  • Tribunal must explain if it considers ability to pay and orders whole costs
  • Practicability of re-engagement order: focus must be on employer's not tribunal's belief in dishonesty
  • Push for pay ratios to be published
  • Gender pay gap for millennials in their 20s falls to 5%
  • Childcare (Early Years Provision Free of Charge) (Extended Entitlement) Regulations 2016
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Employment highlights includes: (1) a look ahead to Employment law in 2017 by Elspeth Beatty, associate at Brabners, Sarah Chilton, partner at CM Murray, Hayley Robinson, partner at Macfarlanes and Gerwyn Davies, labour market adviser at CIPD, (2) an EAT case involving ‘work-related stress’ and the distinction between a mental impairment and a reaction to life events, (3) an EAT judgment on the tribunal’s obligations when taking into account a party’s ability to pay a costs order, (4), an EAT case on how employment tribunals should approach an employer’s argument that re-engagement is not practicable due to a breakdown in trust and confidence caused by dishonesty, (5) the High Pay Centre’s call for the pay ratio between the highest and average earner within a company to be made public, (6) analysis from the Resolution Foundation which shows the gender pay gap for millennials in their 20s has reduced to 5%, (7) the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Lewis Silkin LLP v Wright, which significantly reduces the award of damages, (8) the Court of Appeal’s judgment in the Southern trains strike dispute, (9) changes to our case and legislation trackers, and (10) dates for your diary. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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