Updates recently added to our Employment Notes blog include updates on important rulings on unfair dismissal, whistleblowing, legal advice privilege and publicity for tribunal claims, as well as news on NDAs, the Conservative manifesto and other developments. Please click on Read More for a full list and links to the relevant posts. Wishing all our readers a restful time over the Christmas break!
- Unfair dismissal: Supreme Court imposes employer liability for line manager's engineered reason hidden from decision-maker
- Freedom of expression: dismissal for publishing professional opinions online was unfair notwithstanding employer's concerns over business confidentiality
- Whistleblowing: Supreme Court extends protection to non-workers and highlights potential to challenge 'status' requirements for other rights; tribunal extends protection to those perceived to be considering making a protected disclosure
- Legal advice privilege: redundancy advice was not cloak for discrimination on the facts; EAT ruling on waiver of privilege provides reminder of the dangers of cherry-picking
- Tribunal claims: recent cases highlight limited scope to restrict publicity
- Transfer of undertakings: first instance tribunal decision that 'workers' covered by TUPE
- Right to privacy: dismissal for theft in reliance on limited covert video surveillance was fair
- Non Disclosure Agreements: EHRC publishes new Guidance; Government publishes fuller response to Select Committee recommendations
- Philosophical belief: recent cases test the boundaries of what is protected
- Statutory holiday: ECJ confirms scope of carry over requirement; Court of Appeal ruling on calculation of holiday pay for part-year workers
- December 2019 news: Conservative manifesto, ICO guidance, Acas menopause guidance, updated CEST tool, EU Whistleblowing Directive
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