Employment Law Weekly News Update

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

– The Court of Appeal rules that the focus must be on the mental processes of the decision maker in an alleged discriminatory act and not the colleagues who provided him or her with information related to the situation.
– A key practical point for employers arising from the EAT’s decision in Gondalia v Tesco Stores Ltd is the comment that in suspected misconduct cases the criminal law test for dishonesty does not apply.
– British Gas has lodged an appeal against the recent ET decision in Lock v British Gas that EU law can be read so as to require sales commission to be included in the calculation of statutory holiday pay.
– In an interview with The Independent, Vince Cable admitted that the dramatic fall in tribunal claims means the Coalition made a mistake by introducing fees for the use of tribunals.

news update – 7 may 2015