August 2017 Newsletter

It’s August and holiday season! However, the summer slowdown doesn’t mean that HR/Employment law news has stopped altogether and maybe the following is good for some sun lounger (or rainy day) reading?! For those of you who are still reading we update you on potential new legal rights for parents to take bereavement leave on the loss of their child and the extension of time for the consultation on caste discrimination.

Our case update this month focuses on 1) disability discrimination and whether advantageous treatment can be unfavourable treatment as it could have been even more advantageous 2) whether a week’s pay should include employer pension contributions for calculation of compensation for claims under the Employment Rights Act 1996 and 3) confirmation that voluntary overtime, and other voluntary elements, can qualify as “normal remuneration” for the purposes of calculating holiday pay for the first four weeks of holiday provided by EU law.