SM&B’s weekly employment news update including:
– The EAT hold that an employment tribunal was entitled to find that a requirement to wear a jilbab of a length which did not present a tripping hazard was not discriminatory.
– The Tax Tribunal holds that a £600,000 payment under a compromise agreement to settle a long-standing race discrimination claim was not taxable as it was not made to pay back money owed under the contract.
– A new TUC report looks at the experiences of disabled people in the labour market and finds that they are still at a significant disadvantage compared to other workers.
– The Home Office have issued updated employer guidance on right to work checks to prevent illegal working, clarifying new validity documents in the checking process and reviews for challenging immigration decisions.