Employment Law Weekly News Update – 11 January 2018

In this edition:

• The EAT hold that the refusal of a transfer request from a non-disabled police officer was direct discrimination because of perceived disability, as the employer believed a hearing impairment could incur future liabilities.
• The Ministry of Justice has published Quarterly Statistics, July to September 2017, giving the first indication of the situation after ET fees were abolished in July 2017 and which show that single ET claims increased by 64%.
• Businesses failing to comply with gender pay gap reporting regulations could face unlimited fines and convictions, the Equality and Human Rights Commission has warned as it published its enforcement strategy.
• The CIPD have put together a hub to support the HR profession in changing workplace cultures for the better with some practical support around key areas to tackle sexual harassment and bullying at work.