Employment Update - June 2018

Employment Update - June 2018

Welcome to the June 2018 edition of the employment update - providing a monthly update on key legal issues for employers.

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Gabrielle Holgate, Kerry Garcia, Lloyd Davey, Hannah Ford
  1. New rules on taxation of termination payments

    New rules came into force on 6 April 2018 which changed the taxation of termination payments where both employment ends and the termination payment is received on or after that date. The new rules are designed to simplify the taxation of termination... Read more
  2. The Supreme Court considers when contractual notice of termination takes effect

    In the case of Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood , the Supreme Court held that, where notice of dismissal is sent by post and the employment contract is silent on when notice takes effect, the contractual period of notice only... Read more
  3. Last straw may give right to terminate despite affirmation of previous conduct

    The recent Court of Appeal case of Kaur v Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust provides some helpful guidance on constructive unfair dismissal claims. In particular, the Court has held that an employee can resign and claim constructive unfair dismissal... Read more
  4. Asking a Muslim employee whether they support a terrorist group is not religious discrimination or harassment when taken in context

    In Bakkali v Greater Manchester Buses (South) Ltd (t/a Stage Coach Manchester) [2018] UKEAT/0176/17 the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) found that conduct cannot be taken out of context when determining whether a statement amounts to religious... Read more
  5. Proximity to the transfer is an important factor in deciding whether a dismissal is automatically unfair under TUPE

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) confirmed in Hare Wines Ltd v Kaur UKEAT/0131/17 that where an employee is dismissed immediately prior to a TUPE transfer, the proximity of the dismissal to the transfer will be an important factor in... Read more
  6. UK implementation of the new Trade Secrets Directive

    The EU Trade Secrets Directive (2016/943) (the “Directive”), the implementation deadline for which is this month - June 2018, was drafted with the intention of harmonising the law governing trade secrets and providing a common standard of... Read more
  7. Tier 2 visas - a challenge for the tech sector

    S&B's Kerry Garcia and Jackie Penlington provide practical actions to take to safeguard your Tier 2 sponsor licences in this recent article in Computer Weekly.  READ MORE

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