Welcome to the August edition of our employment law bulletin.

We take a brief look at some of the employment-related topics on which the Government is currently consulting. These include interesting proposals to extend redundancy protection for new mothers and to support people with long term health conditions in the workplace.

We cover the recent recommendations of the Women and Equalities Select Committee aimed at empowering regulators to enforce Equality Act rights and bring about institutional change rather than simply relying the impact of individuals bringing claims.

The Court of Appeal decision in Okedina v Chikale considers the circumstances where an employee will be able to rely on employment law protections even though the contract is illegally performed, in this case because the claimant did not have the right to work in the UK.

In Forbes v LHR Airport, the EAT considered whether an employer was vicariously liable for harassment when an employee posted a racist image to Facebook.

And in our Question of the Month for August, we look at the correct way of calculating holiday pay for term-time only or other part-year workers following a recent Court of Appeal decision in The Harpur Trust v Brazel.

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