Employment Law Weekly News Update – 1 February 2018

In this edition:

• The ECJ rule that legislation allowing for employees to be dismissed if they reach specified absence thresholds could be indirectly discriminatory, where the absences are linked to disability, and there is no justification.
• The EAT holds that dismissals by non-renewal of a fixed-term contract are not a special case attracting different considerations from those ordinarily considered under the normal test of ‘reasonableness’.
• A report released by the Fawcett Society, following concerns that rights could be eroded or weakened as a result of Brexit, concludes that the UK’s legal system is failing women and needs fundamental reform.
• Stonewall has released its annual list of Top 100 LGBT-inclusive employers, which for the first time, marked employers specifically on trans inclusivity, in addition to their work on LGB inclusive policies.