Employment Law Weekly News Update – 26 October 2017

In this edition:

• The Court of Appeal hold that getting an employee dismissed for making protected disclosures by deceiving the dismissing officer into believing she was a poor performer, did not amount to dismissal for whistleblowing.
• An ET decides that a philosophical belief in English nationalism was not a protected characteristic because elements of it which were anti-Islam were incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.
• The Ministry of Justice and HM Courts & Tribunals Service have announced that the first people eligible for employment tribunal fee refunds are now able to apply.
• Acas have launched new guidance to help employers manage mental health in the workplace along with top tips for managers about how best to have a conversation with employees about mental health.