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Topic: Employment law

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Employment law update: Woman who called colleague a ‘knob head’ in work emails was unfairly dismissed
info 5-Jul-2019 15:33
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld that an employee who was dismissed after she called one of her colleagues a ‘knob head’ on her workplace email was unfairly dismissed. The case importantly highlights the importance of procedure in dismissal cases.

Employment law update: 0459 - Inducement to cease collective bargaining
info 1-Jul-2019 10:08
The Court of Appeal has overturned earlier judgments that an employer was acting unlawfully by making offers direct to workers when pay negotiations stalled. The case provides guidance on the scope for employers to make inducements to workers to circumvent collective bargaining.

Employment law update: Calculation of holiday pay – includes regular voluntary overtime
info 11-Jun-2019 15:30
The Court of Appeal has confirmed that pay for voluntary overtime, which is regular and settled, must be included in the calculation of a week’s pay for holiday.

Employment law update: Shared parental leave, case update
info 10-Jun-2019 12:34
The Court of Appeal has ruled that paying male employees taking Shared Parental Leave less than female colleagues taking maternity leave does not amount to direct or indirect discrimination. Although the decision is disappointing, negotiators should still press for employers to equalise SPL terms.

National newsletter: Equal pay – a union perspective
info 30-May-2019 09:14
This briefing highlights legal successes and other initiatives around equal pay.

Submission: Confidentiality clauses
info 29-Apr-2019 10:47
Prospect's response to Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy consultation on confidentiality clauses

National newsletter: LegalEye, issue 20, April 2019
info 25-Apr-2019 12:00
Highlights include: member wins sexual discrimination case again ONS; success in the seven-year legal battle for civil servants who were subjected to race or age discrimination at the Home Office; a successful case for members in the Fire and Rescue Service Association in Jersey’s Royal Court, equal pay improvements for members at the ENO

Employment law update: Maximum compensation for unfair dismissal
info 16-Apr-2019 15:05
The EAT has held that when calculating a week’s pay for the purpose of the maximum compensatory award the employer’s pension contributions can be added to the basic salary.