Employment Law Weekly News Update

16th February 2018

In this edition:

• The EAT hold that the withdrawal of a posting abroad to an employee of Asian origin because he was not psychologically resilient enough to cope with racism in Italy was an act of direct race discrimination.
• A Parliamentary Committee launches a sexual harassment in the workplace inquiry after research suggests that 40% of women and 20% of men have experienced unwanted sexual behaviour in the workplace.
• Two Orders come into force on 6 April requiring payslips to state the total number of hours worked where pay varies according the hours worked and requiring payslips to be given to ‘workers’ and not just employees.
• The Government have launched a new ‘Share the joy’ campaign to encourage more parents to take up the offer of Shared Parental Leave in their baby’s first year.