Legal News

The government has now published its ‘Great Repeal Bill’ White Paper setting out proposals to incorporate EU law into UK law, but with Parliament free to amend it after the UK leaves the EU. The UK currently remains a member of the EU. The Government’s new Great Repeal Bill: White Paper (link to gov.uk) sets... Read more »
Diana Kloss’s continues her review of the revised GMC guidance taking effect in April 2017, and how it affects OH practitioners. After a year of consultation and deliberation the General Medical Council has published revised guidance on confidentiality which will come into effect on 25 April 2017. Diana’s second blog on the new guidance includes... Read more »
Can an employee claim for failure to make a reasonable adjustment which she did not suggest at the time? Emily Yeardley considers the Kuranchie case in which the EAT held the employer must be proactive, and that their obligation to make reasonable adjustments is not limited to those suggested by the employee. Full Blog: Whose... Read more »
Diana Kloss’s blog looks at the revised GMC guidance taking effect in April 2017, and how it affects OH practitioners. After a year of consultation and deliberation the General Medical Council has published revised guidance on confidentiality which will come into effect on 25 April 2017. Much of the advice is the same as the... Read more »
The government issued regulations for the private sector in February 2017, and final draft regulations for public sector employers in January 2017. From spring 2017 the regulations will require employers with 250 or more employees to publish gender pay gap information. An ACAS guide is available. As well as private/voluntary sector employers, the mandatory reporting... Read more »
These are now being published at www.gov.uk/employment-tribunal-decisions. The main free online source for cases, bailii.org, includes Employment Appeal Tribunal decisions and above, but not employment tribunal decisions. The new resource at www.gov.uk/employment-tribunal-decisions started in February 2017, though some decisions from 2016 are currently available. Employers will be able to search whether a job applicant has... Read more »
Diana Kloss considers the case of Herry v Dudley Metropolitan Council, in which an employee who had been absent for more than two years with ‘stress’ was held not to have a disability within the Equality Act. The Equality Act no longer requires that a mental health issue be a clinically recognised illness in order... Read more »