Employment Law Weekly News Update

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

– The EAT hold that different comparators were needed for two related allegations of direct race discrimination as the circumstances changed as the disciplinary procedure progressed.
– The NI Court of Appeal has reserved its judgment in a case which required the Court to consider whether purely voluntary overtime should be included in the calculation of statutory holiday pay.
– Acas have published five top tips to help working dads consider the options available to spend more time with the family whilst working.
– The Government have announced that the term ‘apprenticeship’ will be protected in law to give Government the power to take action when the term is misused to promote low quality courses.
– Personnel Today have provided a brief summary of the proceedings in the Court of Appeal involving Unison’s continuing challenge to the introduction of tribunal fees by way of a Judicial Review.

news update – 25 june 2015