Employment Law Weekly News Update – 17 August 2017

In this edition:

• The EAT has ruled that the burden of proof test under S.136 of the Equality Act 2010, unlike previous law, does not impose an initial obligation on a Claimant to prove that discrimination has taken place.
• An EU AG has given an opinion that determination of whether time spent on stand-by is working time depends on the quality of personal time spent during that period and not proximity to the workplace.
• The EHRC have published a strategy to reduce pay gaps which has six recommendations outlining the action needed to improve equality in earnings for women, ethnic minorities and disabled people.
• A former health care assistant has been ordered to pay a total of £1,715 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to offences of unlawfully obtaining and disclosing personal data.