Employment Law Weekly News Update – 22 March 2018

In this edition:

• The EAT hold that a pre-cancerous lesion skin cancer did come within the automatic definition of disability in the Equality Act 2010 as it was cancer in situ, i.e. there were cancerous cells in the top layer of the skin.
• The Court of Appeal rules that no award for injury to feelings can be made where compensation is decided under the Working Time Regulations, as such a wrongdoing is like a breach of contract, not a statutory tort.
• Ministry of Justice tribunal statistics for October to December 2017 show that single claim receipts increased by 90% and multiple claims increased by 467% compared to the same period in 2016.
• With the deadline for gender pay gap reporting fast approaching for organisations with 250 or more employees, latest TUC analysis shows that women effectively work for free for the first 67 days of the year.