SM&B’s weekly roundup of employment law news featuring:
– The EAT hold that an employee who was on sick leave did not need to demonstrate that he was unable, by reason of his medical condition, to take annual leave in order for it to be taken at another time.
– The Government have published the Trade Union Bill designed to meet its manifesto commitment to introduce reforms to strengthen strike laws.
– The Equalities Office has started a consultation on proposed regulations which will require employers with at least 250 employees to publish information about the differences in the pay of their male and female employees.
– Acas have published new free guides to help explain leave rights that are available for antenatal and adoption appointments, including the new rights for those involved in surrogacy arrangements.