Employment Law Weekly News Update – 10 August 2017

In this edition:

• The EAT hold that a warning given to a Christian for breaching prison policy by quoting a passage from the Bible that certain types of sexually-related behaviour is unrighteous did not constitute indirect discrimination.
• An ET decides that a cycle courier was a worker, and not an independent contractor as argued by the courier service, and was therefore entitled to holiday pay under the Working Time Regulations 1998.
• The Director of Labour Market Enforcement warns employers he will be consulting on how to make full use of powers to jail the worst offenders for breaches of the NMW and other specified employment regulations.
• The Government has published a statement of intent to proceed the publication of the Data Protection Bill which will implement the EU General Data Protection Regulation in May 2018.