Employment Law Weekly News Update

SM&B’s weekly news update including:

• The EAT holds that an expired warning can be taken into account as part of the overall circumstances in assessing whether a dismissal is reasonable; previous misconduct and warnings given are all relevant matters.
• A cycle courier working for the delivery firm CitySprint has won the right to paid holidays and the National Minimum Wage in another key ruling by an employment tribunal on gig economy working practices.
• Employers have made payments of more than £83,000 since a new penalty regime for unpaid employment tribunal awards came into force last year.
• Sir Brendan Barber, Chair of Acas, predicts that Brexit, gender pay, gig working, industrial disputes & the Trade Union Act will be key workplace issues in 2017.

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