The Government response to a petition in which more than 150,000 signatures were gained against woman forced into wearing high heels to work said it preferred not to change current discrimination law to impose penalties on employers, despite evidence that the practice was “widespread”.
No and here’s why…
- They are entitled to a further month for Early Conciliation (which you may not be aware of)
- Some exceptional claims eg. discrimination may be given a longer period at the Tribunal Judges’ discretion
- Personal injury claims can be brought within 3 years of the accident/injury
- Breach of contract claims can be brought with in 6 years of the breach
GDPR comes in on the 25th May so ensure your data protection processes and documentation are up to date as there are quite a few changes for employers to be aware of!
Elcons can assist you with documentation and guidance including Privacy Notices, Policies and information of Data Subject Access requests (which are becoming very commonly requested).
Contact us for more information.