Employment Law Weekly News Update – 7th September 2017

In this edition:

• The European Court of Human Rights holds that a worker’s right to respect for private life had been violated when his personal messages on the employer’s Yahoo Messenger account had been monitored without warning.
• In an equal pay for work of equal value claim, the EAT has ruled that 7,000 Asda store employees, nearly all women, can compare their work with distribution workers, nearly all men, based at depots.
• The ET Presidents have published their response to the judicial consultation on revised Vento bands for awards for injury to feelings and psychiatric injury, which sets new bands to come into force on 11 September 2017.
• A TUC study of low paid working parents reveals that 42% feel they are penalised if they ask for family-friendly working patterns, resulting in fewer hours, worse shifts and in some cases losing their jobs.