Employment Law Weekly News Update – 1 June 2017

In this edition:

• An ET finds that the removal of a school business manager’s financial duties and line management responsibilities breached the implied term of trust and confidence, constituting constructive dismissal.
• The Court of Appeal has dismissed an argument that an employer can ‘escape’ a finding of automatically unfair dismissal if it genuinely, but mistakenly, believed that a whistleblower’s disclosure was not protected.
• The Government-commissioned Taylor review on modern employment practices is set to call for employees on zero-hours contracts to be given the right to request a move onto fixed hours.
• The ONS Labour disputes in the UK: 2016 analysis shows that 322,000 working days were lost due to labour disputes in 2016, up from 170,00 in 2015, but the eighth lowest since records began in 1891.