Bereavement leave

From 6 April 2020, all employed parents will have the right to two weeks’ leave if they lose a child under the age of 18, or suffer a stillbirth after 24 weeks of pregnancy, irrespective of their length of service. Employed parents may also qualify for two weeks’...

New ‘Vento’bands

Guidance updating the Vento bands for damages for injury to feelings has been issued. The new bands, for claims issued on or after 6 April 2020, are:- lower band: £900 to £9k middle band: £9k to £27k upper band: £27k to £45k (with the possibility of the most serious...

Mental Health

Mental Health At Work At last mental health is getting the media coverage it needs to change peoples views and lift the stigma once associated with mental illness. An independent review on how employers can better support the mental health of employees, including...

Grieving Allowance

New leave allowance for grieving parents A Bill has been published last month which will entitle parents two weeks paid leave in the sad event that they lose a child under the age of 18. Currently, whilst employers are expected to be understanding and flexible where...

ET fees abolished!

Finally……Employment Tribunal fees abolished! The Supreme Court has handed down Judgment in the case commonly known as ‘the appeal against Employment Tribunal fees’. The court conclusively found that the fees prevented access to justice and that they were...