In the recent Court of Appeal case of Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Limited, the Court examined whether or not an agency worker was entitled - under the Agency Worker Regulations 2010 (the Regulations) - to be offered the same number of hours of work as those performed by a permanent employee.
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Despite rates of employment steadily increasing, there remains a gap between the employment rate of disabled people compared with those who are non-disabled. Disabled people are twice as likely to fall out of work, with around 300,000 people with a long-term mental health condition falling out of work every year. The Government is now consulting on a number of proposals which aim to reduce ill health-related job loss.
HMRC have recently published the Finance Bill 2019/20 which introduces new off-payroll rules which are set to come into force on 6th April 2020. The changes include an extension of the current IR35 rules which at present apply only to the public sector, into the private sector.
What could the Government's new consultation on sexual harassment in the workplace mean for employers?
Despite the fact that there is such a clear legal position on this issue there is significant evidence to suggest that workplace sexual harassment remains widespread. The Government believes that this suggests that employers are not taking adequate steps to prevent harassment from happening.
This is a frequently asked question by employers and a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case considered whether or not it would be misconduct for an employee to make a covert recording at work; and held that it would usually be, except in the most pressing of circumstances.