Holiday Pay Reference Period

As you will have seen in our January newsletter, as part of the Good Work Plan, coming into effect on 6 April 2020, the holiday pay reference period used for determining a week’s pay is increasing from 12 weeks to 52 weeks. But, in practice, what...

Veganism and philosophical belief

It was almost as if the Employment Tribunal planned its judgment in advance as we kicked off “veganuary” with a judgment concerning the status of “ethical veganism” (Casamitjana v League Against Cruel Sports (LACS)). Regular readers will be well...

Good Work Plan Changes

It feels like a distant memory but back in December 2018 the government published its Good Work Plan. Some requirements of the plan will come into force on 6 April 2020 and suggest that you begin your preparations as soon as possible. The stated...

Menopause

Last November, we advised on assisting staff suffering with menopausal symptoms following a couple of first instance decisions in the Employment Tribunal and this remains a highly relevant topic in employment law at the moment. The symptoms of...

Veganism and vegetarianism

Veganism and vegetarianism Some of you may recall that at our breakfast seminar in May I delivered a talk on the case of Casamitjana v The League Against Cruel Sports.  Part of Mr Casamitjana’s case was that ethical veganism amounted to a...