Employment Law Weekly News Update – 13 September 2018

In this edition:

• An ET has ordered a pilot to repay £4,725 in training costs after the employer discovered that he had provided a false reference using the name of a character from Star Wars.
• Mind launch an online Mental Health at Work gateway to help workplaces improve staff wellbeing following a survey of 44,000 employees which revealed that 48% have experienced a mental health problem at work.
• The EHRC has published the results of research which shows that ethnic minority and disabled people’s careers are at risk because employers are failing to collect meaningful data on representation in the workforce.
• A survey of 2,000 employees and recruiters found 85% of interviewers admitted asking ‘off-limits’ questions during the recruitment process and 47% had never received training on the questions to ask.