Employment Law in the News

New Statutory Pay Allowances from 11 April 2022

Article written on November 29, 2021

On 11 April 2022 the rates for Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay, Statutory Adoption Pay, Statutory Shared Parental Pay, Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay and Maternity Allowance will all increase from £151.97 to £156.66 per week, and the rate for Statutory Sick Pay will increase from £96.35 to £99.35 per week.

Flexible and Hybrid Working

Article written on November 17, 2021

The COVID 19 pandemic has seen a rise in the number of employees, particularly office workers, who have been working remotely following government guidance to work from home where possible. Given the increase in remote working during the pandemic, many employers are considering hybrid working, or agile working, whereby staff attend the workplace for part […]

Increase in Tribunal claims relating to the Menopause

Article written on November 12, 2021

There are an increasing number of Tribunal claims being brought in relation to the menopause. Whilst the menopause is not specifically protected under the Equality Act 2010, if a worker is treated unfairly because of the menopause this may amount to discrimination on the grounds of one or more of the protected characteristics of age, disability, gender […]

Claims for Unpaid holiday to hit Education sector

Article written on November 1, 2021

This month (November 2021) the Supreme Court hears the case of Harper Trust v Brazel. This case will determine whether a worker’s right to paid annual leave accrues on a pro-rated basis according to their working time (in this case on the basis of working 32-35 weeks per year), or whether they should receive at […]

Annual Increase in Tribunal Awards

Article written on February 20, 2018

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2018 has been laid before parliament, coming into force on 6 April 2018. It contains the normal annual increases to maximum and minimum tribunal awards.Key increases are:- maximum week’s pay (for redundancy payments and the unfair dismissal basic award): £508 (currently £489) maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal: […]