Employment Update - May 2018

Employment Update - May 2018

Welcome to the May 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. Failure to match shared parental pay with enhanced maternity pay is not direct discrimination

    The recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision in Capita Customer Management Ltd v Ali and another UKEAT/0161/17 confirms that an employer who offered 14 weeks enhanced maternity pay to mothers but only statutory shared paternal pay to male and female... Read more
  2. Employee claim for negligent misstatement in reference fails

    In the recent case of Hincks v Sense Network Ltd the High Court has considered the duties that an employer has when providing references. The Claimant, Mr Hincks, worked as an Independent Financial Adviser. His employer acted as an appointed... Read more
  3. EFTA Court holds that travel time to temporary work place is working time

    In the case of Thorbjorn Selstad Thue v The Norwegian Government , the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Court held that the time a police officer spent travelling between his home and his temporary place of work was working time for the purposes of... Read more
  4. Claim struck out where witness discussed her case with a journalist whilst under oath

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal in the recent case of Chidzoy v British Broadcasting Corporation has upheld a strike-out ruling on the basis that the claimant had discussed her case with a journalist whilst under oath. Ms Chidzoy brought several claims... Read more

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