Employment Law Weekly News Update – 30 May 2019

In this edition:

• An autistic employee, distracted by an open plan office, was discriminated against when the employer failed to take practical steps to understand his disability and implement two reasonable adjustments.
• The TUC and Maternity Action have warned that employers are not doing enough to protect pregnant women at work and have published new guidance to help keep female staff safe during and after pregnancy.
• The Institute for Employment Studies have published a new report which highlights that stigmatisation and discrimination of those with obesity is still a pervasive issue prevalent in employment.
• The Ministry of Justice has announced that 230 additional businesses have joined the work placement scheme to hire ex-offenders and new release on temporary licence rules will widen access to employment.