Employment Case Law Update November 2023

Read on for our monthly digest for employers on upcoming employment law changes and key, recent employment tribunal cases.   Unfair dismissal & Heat of the Moment Resignations Omar v Epping Forest District Citizens Advice This case involved Mr. Omar, who resigned verbally during a heated exchange with his line manager. Mr Omar subsequently sought […]

Employee Walking Out Of A Job: Guide for Managers

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Should you consider someone walking out of a job as having resigned? In this guide for employers, we look at how to deal with an employee who has quit their job without giving written confirmation or notice, or who claims to have resigned in the ‘heat of the moment’. We’ll also look at what the […]

National Minimum Wage Increases from April 2024

The Government has agreed with the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission in relation to increases in UK minimum wage rates. Applicable from 1 April 2024, the increases are as follows: Age 21 and over – £11.44, increase of £1.02 Age 18-20 – £8.60, increase of £1.11 Age 16-17 and apprentices – £6.40, increase of […]

New Employment Regulations on Holiday Pay, Working Hours & TUPE

A draft statutory instrument has been published, modifying the laws on working hours, TUPE and holiday pay. The new Employment Rights (Amendment, Revocation and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2023 (“ER Regulations”) are set to take effect from 1 January 2024, overturning some recent EU case law while reaffirming some existing EU case law in the statute […]

Equality Act 2010: Amendments From January 2024

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The UK Government has announced a series of amendments to the Equality Act 2010, that will come into force on 1 January 2024. The UK’s post-Brexit ‘REUL’ Act will effectively remove certain EU-derived protections. The Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) Regulations 2023 is designed to ensure retention of certain discrimination provisions that would otherwise disappear from UK […]

Rehabilitation of Offenders & Changes to Spent Conviction Rules

Section 193 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022, which came into force on 28 October 2023, introduces significant amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (ROA). These amendments aim to reduce the periods of time after which certain offences become ‘spent’ and no longer need to be disclosed by an individual […]

Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Act Taking Effect in October 2024

The Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill received Royal Assent on 26 October 2023, becoming the Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Act 2023. The Act introduces a new duty on employers to take reasonable steps to prevent sexual harassment at work. It will take effect on 26 October 2024. In summary, […]

Employment Case Law Update October 2023

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Read on for our monthly digest for employers on upcoming employment law changes and key, recent employment tribunal cases.   Unfair & wrongful dismissal Fekete v Citibank During his seven years as an analyst with Citibank, Mr Fekete travelled to the Netherlands for a business trip in July 2022. Prior to travelling, Mr Fekete had told […]

Redundancy Notice Period Guide for Employers

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Employers have to follow specific procedural and legal obligations when making people redundant. This includes giving a minimum period of notice to affected workers. The following guide provides an overview of the rules relating to redundancy notice periods and how to avoid issues in the redundancy process.   Redundancy notice periods If you are making […]

ACAS Opens Consultation on Predictable Working

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ACAS has launched a public consultation on its draft code of practice for responding to requests for predictable work schedules. The draft statutory code outlines the procedures that employers must follow when responding to requests for more consistent working schedules or hours. These procedures include the practical considerations employers should take into account when handling […]