Employment Law Weekly News Update

In this edition:

  • An employment tribunal finds that a nurse was fairly dismissed for discussing religion with patients in an inappropriate manner during pre-surgery assessments, having been warned not to do so.
  • ECJ AG Sharpston gives an opinion that generic risk assessments of jobs where breast feeding workers are involved are not compatible with EU law as each worker’s personal circumstances have to be considered.
  • An employment tribunal awarded an accountant £182,000 for age discrimination and unfair dismissal after he was pushed out of his job because the employer wanted him to retire at 65.
  • A Work and Pensions Committee report has called on the Government to close loopholes that are allowing “bogus” self-employment practices which burden the welfare state and reduce tax contributions.