Employment Law Weekly News Update

SM&B’s weekly news update including:

• A firearms officer who guarded members of the royal family has been awarded £457,000 compensation after he was called “just a Paki” during years of racist abuse by fellow officers.
• New research by the Equality and Human Rights Commission reveals that businesses are losing nearly £280 million each year because of women being forced out of their jobs by pregnancy and maternity discrimination.
• The CIPD Absence Management Survey 2016 shows that the average level of employee absence is 6.3 days per employee per year, with stress being the most common cause of long-term illness.
• The President of Employment Tribunals has confirmed that HM Courts and Tribunals Service plan to place all Employment Tribunal judgments on the internet to be accessible to all stakeholders and users.
• The Parker Review report, Beyond One by ’21, has recommended that each FTSE 100 Board should have at least one director of colour by 2021, and each FTSE 250 Board by 2024.