Employment Law Weekly News Update

18th May 2017

In this edition:

  • An ET finds that an employee with 17 years’ service and a clean disciplinary record was fairly dismissed for making derogatory comments about her employer on Facebook in clear breach of the Social Media Policy.
  • A tribunal has awarded an advice worker £18,886 in compensation for associative disability discrimination following her dismissal because of reasons relating to her role as the primary carer for her disabled daughter.
  • Deliveroo has removed a clause banning its couriers from challenging their self-employed status at an employment tribunal after MPs launched an attack on the gig economy for “unintelligible” contracts.
  • The CBI is urging businesses to make swifter progress on creating more inclusive workplaces and to not allow this to slip down the agenda in the face of competing priorities.

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