Employment Law Weekly News Update

SM&B’s weekly roundup of employment law news including:

– The EAT holds that even though an employee was not made aware of further information gathered from witnesses prior to dismissal, providing their statements at appeal arguably cured the procedural deficiency.
– Acas has launched a new series of equality guides to help employers and managers understand equality law and identify, tackle and prevent discrimination in the workplace.
– Public Concern at Work research has revealed that while 81% of workers said they would whistleblow about possible corruption, danger or serious malpractice, 80% of those that had done so suffered some form of reprisal.
– The Home Office has confirmed that the requirement to publish an annual slavery and human trafficking statement will apply to organisations with a turnover of £36m, or more, from October 2015.

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