Employment Law Weekly News Update – 7 March 2019

In this edition:

• The BEIS is consulting on the use of non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, setting out proposals to end their unethical use, including that individuals cannot be prevented from reporting crimes to the police.
• The Court of Appeal hold that an employer had reasonable and proper cause to suspend a teacher after allegations of using force involving children and there had had been no breach of trust and confidence.
• The Government Equalities Office has published guidance for employers on the evidence-based actions they can take to improve their family friendly policies to help to close the gender pay gap in the workplace.
• The BEIS publishes a document providing an explanation of the powers available to tribunals, including how poor behaviour and conduct in bringing or defending a claim or response can have financial consequences.