Seasons greetings! If you’re full of Christmas spirit like us then let us entertain you with our last 2019 employment law/HR news before the celebrations (rightly) take over. Although we can’t yet peer into the Christmas future (we’ll let the snow flakes settle on the general election result first!), we can update you on dealing with festive and VE day bank holidays, new holiday guidance and calculator, and ICO guidance on special category data.
In our final case update of the year we look at TUPE and its application to workers, the fairness of dismissal for sharing salary information of a senior employee, and the Supreme Court’s decision that an employee can be automatically unfairly dismissed for whistleblowing, even if the dismissing manager was not aware of the employee’s protected disclosures.
Happy holidays and see you in 2020!
A review of 2019…
A review of 2019 has shown us just what a busy year it’s been for Menzies Law, despite the political upheaval and uncertainty we’ve all been grappling with. We’ve developed some great new clients relationships as well as continuing to build on long term one’s. We’ve enjoyed a huge variety of work including equal pay cases, extensive employment policy reviews and some really interesting training sessions with clients on workplace investigations and equality, diversity and inclusion.
We’ve run a number of events and partnered with others on theirs to reach new audiences, speaking over the year on themes including pregnancy and maternity in the workplace, menopause in business, employment law for SME’s and start-ups and several employment law updates. We’re now busy planning for 2020 so please do let us know if there are topics you are particularly interested in – Lindsey is all ears so do get in touch with her ( / 0117 325 0526)
We have some exciting plans for 2020 and we’ll let you about those in due course together with our usual reminders on employment law issues to prepare for in 2020.
Finally, a little positivity for you courtesy of Upworthy. We do hope you’ll enjoy these illustrations.
Wishing you a great Christmas and a very happy and healthy 2020
A roundup of this month’s news:
- Bank Holidays: Christmas and beyond…
- Government reforms: Holiday Guidance and Calculator
- Data Protection: ICO Guidance on Special Category Data
- Case update (1): TUPE – Are workers protected?
- Case update (2): Human Rights and Covert Monitoring
- Case update (3): Unfair Dismissal – Disclosure of Salary Details