Employment Law Weekly News Update

24th May 2018

In this edition:

• The Court of Appeal hold that discrimination occurred where a disabled teacher was dismissed for showing an inappropriate film even though the employer did not recognise that the misconduct arose as a consequence of his disability.
• The Equalities Office has published guidance on dress codes and sex discrimination setting out how the law might apply where an employer requires female staff to wear, for instance, high heels, make-up, etc.
• The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2018 will come into force on 6th April 2019 conferring the right to an itemised pay statement upon all ‘workers’.
• Wales TUC has published ‘The menopause: a workplace issue – a toolkit for trade unionists’ to help reps work with employers to address the negative impacts the menopause can have on working life.