Employment Law Weekly News Update – 28 March 2018

In this edition:

• The EAT hold that the parts of a secret recording of conversations between panel members during the breaks in a disciplinary hearing that were not covered by legal professional privilege were admissible in evidence.
• An ET awards £11,000 to an employee of Caribbean origin after upholding his direct racial discrimination claim where colleagues repeatedly imitated his accent, both in conversation with him and within his hearing.
• The EHRC have warned employers with over 250 or more employees that they are entering the ‘last chance saloon’ to report their gender pay gap, as it publishes its final strategy on how the law will be enforced.
• The TUC has highlighted some of the many ways that 3.2 million Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) employees in the UK still face discrimination at work.