Employment Law Weekly News Update – 23 June 2017

In this edition:

• The EAT confirms there is not necessarily an obligation upon an employer who dismisses an employee on capability grounds to offer employment in another position, but each case depends on its own circumstances.
• An ET finds that a remark by a female manager that she would give a male colleague a blow job if he banked £180,000 of business amounted to direct sex discrimination.
• Acas has published some top tips to help employers manage workplace challenges due to the hot weather to help ensure businesses remain productive whilst keeping staff happy too.
• A response to a recent freedom of information request shows that failing to abide by right to work rules, which determine an individual’s eligibility to work in the UK, has cost organisations £50m in fines in a year.
• Personnel Today have published access details to a good practice guide to e-cigarettes in the workplace which looks at the evidence on vaping, policy and practice, and the legal considerations.