Employment Law Weekly Update – 29 June 2017

In this edition:

• An ET upholds a constructive dismissal claim after finding an employer dealt with an underperforming employee by applying undue emotional pressure rather than going through a formal capability procedure.
• The Queen’s Speech, setting out the legislation the Government intends to progress in future Parliamentary sessions, contained some employment law aspects, but not all of the commitments made in the Tory party manifesto.
• The EHRC have produced a short film for employers and individuals which explores the different elements of hate crime and why it is important to challenge intolerance and report incidents.
• A former employee who defrauded her employer and colleagues out of tens of thousands of pounds by lying about having cancer has been given a 12-month suspended sentence and ordered to pay back a nominal sum.