Employment Law Weekly News Update – 8 June 2017

In this edition:

• An ET decides that the dismissal of an employee with a 20-year exemplary record was fair after he breached the employer’s zero tolerance policy by bringing offensive material of a sexual nature into the workplace.
• The EAT holds that the ‘mere’ influence of something related to an employee’s disability is not sufficient to satisfy a discrimination arising from disability claim; the influence has to be ‘significant’.
• The ICO has warned businesses there’s no time to delay in preparing for the GDPR, “the biggest change to data protection law for a generation” as it launches an updated toolkit and new guidance on the steps to take.
• Aviva, Barclays and six other firms have agreed to promote over-50s employment by publishing data about the age of their workforce in response to a call to employers to increase older worker numbers by 12% by 2022.