Employment Law Weekly News Update – 31 January 2019

In this edition:

• An ET awards a disabled employee £44,000 because of the employer’s failure to make reasonable adjustments when it did not install properly functioning voice recognition software in a timely fashion.
• The BEIS is seeking views on extending redundancy protection for pregnant employees, mothers returning to work and parents returning from other types of statutory leave, e.g. adoption leave.
• UK Visas and Immigration have published an updated checklist explaining the types of documents that are acceptable for checking an employee’s right to work and how long the check is valid for.
• Acas have issued a timely reminder about its guidance for employers on workplace issues over winter months together with specific advice on travel disruption and bad weather.