Employment Law Weekly News Update – 5 October 2017

 

In this edition:

• An ET finds that the dismissal of a disabled employee, after she exceeded the trigger point for action in the employer’s absence policy, was discriminatory as reasonable adjustments were not put in place.
• The ECJ confirm that collective consultation is required where 20 or more employees may be dismissed if they do not accept unilateral changes proposed to their terms and conditions, e.g. a pay reduction.
• Part 3 of the Criminal Finances Act 2017 came into force on 30 September 2017 creating the offence of corporate failure to prevent persons associated with the organisation facilitating tax evasion.
• An ex-employee of Leicester City Council has been fined just over £500 for unlawfully obtaining personal data relating to service users of the Adult Social Care Department, for use in setting up his own business.