Employment Law Weekly News Update

29th November 2018

In this edition:

• An ET awards an IT manager £1m in compensation for unfair dismissal and racial discrimination after he was dismissed for gross misconduct following an incident in the car park with a third-party delivery driver.
• The Government has published the proposed new benefit and pension rates for 2019 to 2020 which will see the statutory parental pay rates increase to £148.68 per week and SSP increase to £118 per week.
• New research from Acas on sexual harassment has revealed that only 1 in 4 workers agree that international media coverage on #MeToo and high-profile celebrity cases has helped to improve their workplace culture.
• A survey of more than 12,000 people aged 50 and over, commissioned by the BEIS, has identified a number of age-friendly measures to keep people in work longer.