Employment Law Weekly News Update – 5 April 2018

In this edition:

• The EAT hold that an ET erred in assuming that an employer does not have to consider ‘bumping’ a senior employee whose job is redundant into a more junior role unless it is raised by the employee.
• The Employment Tribunal Presidents have updated the Vento bans, which apply to compensation awards for injury to feelings, to account for changes in the RPI Index published in March 2018.
• The Government is seeking views on options for regulations to fulfil certain provisions contained in the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill which is currently being considered in Parliament.
• The DWP have confirmed that disabled employees are now able to benefit from a £15,000 rise in Access to Work grants to assist them at work, following new measures approved by Parliament.