Employment Law Weekly News Update – 21st September 2017

In this edition:

• The High Court rules that the suspension of a teacher following allegations of using unreasonable force to achieve a child’s behavioural compliance was a breach of contract as it was unreasonable in the circumstances.
• The MoJ have published the tribunal quarterly statistics for April to June 2017 which show a 2% increase in single claims on the same period of 2016 and that the highest award for unfair dismissal in 2016/17 was £1.7m.
• New Acas research has found that prejudice can be a daily experience for trans people but poor awareness from employers about the challenges they face can leave them isolated at work.
• The Equalities Office has launched a consultation to understand more about the specific barriers returners face in getting back to work and what can be done to support all employers to offer returners opportunities.