Employment Law Weekly News Update – 23 May 2019

In this edition:

• The Court of Appeal confirm that a nurse was not unfairly dismissed for initiating inappropriate conversations about religion with patients after giving an assurance that she would not do so in the future.
• The Chair of the Women and Equalities Committee has introduced The Pregnancy and Maternity (Redundancy Protection) Bill 2019 in the House of Commons, designed to provide new protections for pregnant women.
• A bank employee receiving pay and benefits worth £31,610 less per year for doing the same job as her male counterpart accepted a £150,000 settlement, without a gagging clause, three days before the ET hearing.
• New research by the TUC shows nearly 68% of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people report being sexually harassed at work and calls for legislative changes requiring employers to prevent harassment.