6 April 2020: What is changing for Employers?
Changes to statutory rates and employment related legislation are coming into effect from 6 April 2020.
New Law: Section One Statements
From 6 April 2020, all employers will need to take action to comply with new obligations to provide information to their workers.
New Law: Parental Bereavement Leave
From 6 April 2020, parents who have tragically suffered the loss of a child will be entitled to two weeks' statutory Parental Bereavement Leave and, if they have 26 weeks' service, statutory bereavement leave pay as well.
Brexit: Employment Rights
No changes expected in 2020 to existing EU-derived employment rights.
Suspension: Solicitor who was suspended wins right to continue to perform most of her duties
The High Court has granted an interim injunction requiring an employer to permit a solicitor who had been suspended from some of her duties to perform the majority of her normal duties.
Sexual Harassment and harassment at work: Technical guidance issued
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published technical guidance on harassment in the workplace.
Unfair Dismissal: Probation service employee who failed to disclose a child protection issue was fairly dismissed
A Probation Service Officer was not unfairly dismissed for deliberately failing to give her employer full information about Social Services' concerns that she presented a risk to her daughter.
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