Employment Law Weekly News Update

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

– The EAT agrees with an employment tribunal’s decision to make a claimant pay £10,000 costs, despite her current inability to pay, as she had made false allegations of race discrimination.
– A tribunal upholds a disability harassment claim after finding that a morbidly obese employee had physical impairments relating to his obesity which had a long-term adverse effect on his normal day-to-day activities.
– Among the new Government ministerial appointments impacting on employment law, Sajid Javid becomes Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and Michael Gove will be Secretary of State for Justice.
– Newly appointed Government ministers are pressing ahead with plans to scrap the Human Rights Act and significantly change industrial action legislation to meet pledges in the Conservative Party manifesto.
– The charity, Changing Faces has published guidance for employers and jobseekers to help find out what to say, or do, to feel confident and at ease around a condition or injury that affects a person’s appearance.

news update – 14 may 2015