Employment Law Weekly News Update

30th August 2018

In this edition:

• The High Court holds that by resigning but working out a lengthy notice period, employees affirm any initial breach of contract, but a further breach, resulting in resignation with immediate effect, can be repudiatory.
• The Government has published guidance on workplace rights if there’s no Brexit deal, to inform businesses and workers of the plans to continue protections if the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 with no agreement.
• TUC research which looked into workplace surveillance, has revealed that 56% of workers think it’s likely that they’re being monitored at work and are concerned about the impact on working relationships.
• Data obtained by People Management under a Freedom of Information request shows that 3,365 employment tribunals were postponed within 48 hours in just eight months.