Naomi Webber edits 3PB's May Employment and Discrimination Newsletter
4th May 2020
Naomi Webber has edited 3PB's latest Employment and Discrimination newsletter, including contributions from Craig LudlowCraig LudlowCall: 2002, Sarah BowenSarah BowenCall: 2006, Sarah ClarkeSarah ClarkeCall: 2005, Katherine AndersonKatherine AndersonCall: 2005, Grace NichollsGrace NichollsCall: 2015, Daniel BrownDaniel BrownCall: 2012, Faizul Azman, Faizul AzmanCall: 2018and Naomi Webber.
The newsletter provides key resources to help businesses manage the employment consequences of the COVID-19 crisis including guidance and analysis arising from our recent successful webinar.
News and topics reviewed include:
- Guide to the main issues linked to COVID 19, including the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, contractual variation and discrimination law.
- Latest updates to furlough guidance from HMRC
- Update on the current situation in the Employment Tribunals and a look ahead to what may be to come
- Frustration and Contracts of Employment in the context of COVID-19
- Statutory pay for parents on furlough
- Mark Green is successful in one of the first ‘virtual’ EATs
- Law Commission report on Employment Law Hearing Structures
- CJEU finds that the Charter of Fundamental Rights and the Equal Treatment Directive can apply to a hypothetical recruitment drive.
Case law reviews
- Barclays Bank plc v Various Claimants  UKSC 13 – vicarious liability
- Rakova v London North West Healthcare NHS Trust UKEAT/0043/19/LA – disability discrimination
- WM Morrisons Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants -  UKSC 12 – vicarious liability yand data protection
- Carluccio’s – a serving of clarity for administrators
- SMO v Hywel Dda University Health Board  EWHC 727 (QB) - breach of mutual trust and confidence
- B v Yodel Delivery Network Ltd - ECJ rules on 'worker status' under Working Time Directive