Employment Law Weekly News Update – 2 November 2017

In this edition:

 

• The dismissal of an employee with 39 years’ service, who simulated a sex act, was found to be unreasonable as such behaviour had been tolerated by the employer from him and others for years.
• The ECJ rule a ‘generic’ risk assessment of a job does not comply with the EU Directive to protect the H&S of workers who are breastfeeding; an assessment must take account of the worker’s individual circumstances.
• Latest ONS statistics show that while the gender pay gap for full-time employees decreased to 9.1% in April 2017, from 9.4% in 2016, the net gap for both full and part-time employees increased to 18.4%.
• A study from Aviva has revealed that almost a million UK workers could be secretly juggling carer responsibilities with their jobs, because they are nervous about telling employers.