Employment e-news

30th July is World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Napthens - July 27th 2017
According to the International Labour Organisation, it is understood that approximately 21 million people are victims of modern day slavery, including men, women and children across the globe. As you may be aware, human trafficking can take various forms, including the transfer, harbouring, transportation and recruitment of persons for the purposes of forced labour or commercial sexual exploitation. Every country is affected by trafficking and therefore it is paramount that globally people come together to stand up against this.
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Is an employee’s dismissal fair if the employer has failed to call witness evidence of the appeal stage at the hearing?

Napthens - July 27th 2017
Overview Following the case of Elmore v The Governors of Darland High School and another UKEAT/0209/16, the EAT were tasked with assessing whether a dismissal could be construed as unfair if an employer had failed to call witness evidence of the appeal stage at the hearing.
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Top 10 updates for 2017

Napthens - July 27th 2017
2017 has been an active year for employment law and we have outlined some of the current and anticipated changes for 2017: National Living Wage: Following the Queen’s Speech on 21 June 2017, it was established that the National Living...
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Does the right to paid annual leave carry over until the worker has the opportunity to exercise it?

Napthens - June 28th 2017
In the recent case of King V The Sash Window Workshop Ltd, Mr King worked as a commission-only salesman for 13 years and did not receive holiday or sick pay. His contract was terminated once he had reached 65 and subsequently Mr King bought a claim for unpaid holiday leave. The argument from Mr King was that he failed to take his full annual holiday entitlement on the basis that it was unpaid and he would, as a result, be out of pocket.
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Are businesses totally unprepared for Brexit?

Napthens - June 28th 2017
A new survey, undertaken by the think tank Resolution Foundation, seems to suggest that most employers are totally unprepared for a new era of lower migration, should the proposed Brexit plans go ahead. Under the current proposals the government has pledged to deliver stricter immigration policies, which is likely to have an adverse effect on free movement of EU/EEA nationals.
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Avoiding a Discrimination Claim for Shared Parental Leave

Napthens - June 28th 2017
In a recent Employment Tribunal case, Mr M Ali v Capita Customer Management, it was ruled that Mr Ali was directly discriminated against due to his sex. Following the birth of their child, Mr Ali’s wife was informed that she should...
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