Employment Law Weekly News Update – 12th October 2017

In this edition:

• The EAT holds that an ET’s decision that a dismissal for gross misconduct was procedurally unfair because the investigation was too thorough was irrational and perverse.
• New data obtained by accountancy firm RSM under the Freedom of Information Act has revealed that businesses reported more than £40m in losses from corporate employee fraud last year.
• The Government intends to introduce legislation to require all companies of significant size (private and public) to ‘explain’ how their directors have had regard to employee and other non-shareholder interests.
• With the first gender pay gap reporting figures, including bonuses, having to be reported by 4 April 2018, latest ONS statistics show the value of all bonuses paid in Great Britain in 2016/7 was a record £46.4 billion.