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).
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The Supreme Court has handed down its long-awaited landmark decision in the appeal of Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood, ruling that notice of termination takes effect neither when the termination letter is posted by the employer, nor when it is put through the employee’s front door but when the employee actually reads it. This will therefore effect when they can put claims in.
Poor mental health is the most common reason for people to take time off work, costing businesses an estimated £10.6bn in sickness absence and £21.2bn in reduced productivity per year, according to NHS data.
The news follows recent NHS analysis of 12 million GP-issued fit notes, which found that one in three were linked to mental or behavioural disorders. The number of workers signed off sick or placed under restricted duties because of stress or anxiety increased by 14 per cent between 2015-16 and 2016-17. For more information, click the link below…
Contact Elcons for advice about long term sickness or for assistance with putting processes in place to help prevent it happening in the first place.