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.

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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 [2020] 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 - [2020] UKSC 12 – vicarious liability yand data protection
  • Carluccio’s – a serving of clarity for administrators
  • SMO v Hywel Dda University Health Board [2020] EWHC 727 (QB) - breach of mutual trust and confidence
  • B v Yodel Delivery Network Ltd - ECJ rules on 'worker status' under Working Time Directive