Employment Law Weekly News Update

21st March 2019

In this edition:

• The EAT holds that a warning for refusing to move between work benches was not unfavourable treatment arising from an employee’s disability as her belief that her condition would worsen was mistaken.
• An ET has decided that a belief in Scottish independence has a sufficiently similar strength and persuasiveness to a religious belief and therefore qualifies as a philosophical belief protected by S.10 of the Equality Act 2010.
• The Ministry of Justice quarterly tribunal statistics for October 2018 to December 2018 show that 9,811 single employment tribunal claims were received, an increase of 23% compared to the same period a year ago.
• The Government has launched an advertising campaign encouraging workers to understand their holiday pay rights and employers to understand their legal obligations.