Employment Law Weekly News Update – 31 August 2017

In this edition:

• A college lecturer, who told a colleague who was fasting during Ramadan that he should hide food in his beard to eat on the sly, had his claim for unfair dismissal rejected by an employment tribunal.
• An ET rejects an employer’s argument that reinstatement was not practicable as a remedy for unfair dismissal and orders that the Claimant be reinstated with 2.7 years’ back pay and full pension rights.
• The response to consultation on corporate governance reform has been published, which includes a measure requiring quoted companies to report on the ratio of CEO pay to the average pay of their UK workforce.
• Employee absence has gone up to a median of 6.6 days per employee, rising to 9.1 days in the public sector, with a total median loss of 2.9% of working time, according to data from XpertHR.