Employment Law Weekly News Update

18th July 2019

In this edition:

• The EAT hold that an employee’s covert recording of a meeting with the Director of Resources was not a breach of the implied term of trust and confidence since it was not done with the intention of entrapment.
• An ET finds that a disabled employee on long-term sickness was harassed when her manager made her feel that she was a nuisance and asked her how long “this disabled thing” was going to continue.
• The Government has launched a consultation which aims to gather evidence about whether the current laws on protecting people from sexual harassment in the workplace are effective.
• ONS ethnicity pay gap data for 2018 shows employees of Chinese, Indian and Mixed or Multiple ethnicity all had higher median hourly pay than White British employees, earning 30% more on average.