SM&B’s weekly roundup of employment law news including
– The Court of Appeal has rejected UNISON’s appeal against the introduction of tribunal fees but the union has indicated that an application for permission to appeal to the Supreme Court has been made.
– The BIS are seeking views on the Government’s proposal to introduce an apprenticeship levy on large private and public sector employers to help fund 3 million new, high quality apprenticeships.
– Cabinet Office Minister Matt Hancock has confirmed that new legislation requiring every public sector worker employed in a public-facing role to speak fluent English will be introduced as part of the Immigration Bill.
– New research has revealed that 37% of 2000 workers surveyed felt they had been bullied themselves and a further 21% admitted they have witnessed colleagues being subjected to abuse.