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8 August, 2022

Preparation and use of witness statements in Employment Tribunal proceedings in Scotland

New Practice Direction and Presidential Guidance applies to all hearings scheduled to take place on or after 1 October 2022

8 August, 2022

1 August, 2022

28 July, 2022

Omission of menopause as a protected characteristic under Equality Act is ‘no longer tenable’, MPs say

Select Committee also calls on government to pilot a 'menopause leave' policy with a view to rolling out to more employers after evaluation

26 July, 2022

New employment status guidance issued as government seeks to avoid ‘risks associated with legislative reform’

Guidance issued as alternative to legislation to improve the clarity of employment status tests promised in 2018 Good Work Plan

22 July, 2022

Allowing employment businesses to provide agency workers to perform duties of workers taking part in an official strike or other official industrial action

New legislation introduced at speed in light of 'militant trade union action threatening to bring vital public services to a standstill', says Business Secretary

20 July, 2022

20 July, 2022

18 July, 2022

Government rejects call to implement Equality Act ‘combined discrimination’ provisions to provide better legal protection for those experiencing menopause at work

Instead, government says that claims relying on single characteristics of sex, age or disability will provide protection against unfair treatment of employees going through the menopause

18 July, 2022

15 July, 2022

15 July, 2022

Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Bill receives second reading in the Commons

In addition to leave and pay, Bill also includes provision to ensure that parents have the same employment protections as those associated with other forms of family-related leave

15 July, 2022

Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill receives second reading in the Commons

Measures in Bill include the right to see employer's tipping records and to take claim to Employment Tribunal where rules not followed

15 July, 2022

12 July, 2022

TUC’s call for MPs to reject ‘pernicious’ anti-union measures that allow the use of agency workers during strikes fails to prevent approval of new legislation

Following Commons debate on the draft regulations to bring in the measures, MPs vote to approve them by 289 votes to 202

11 July, 2022

8 July, 2022

New Bill introduced to make provision for paid leave for people who have experienced miscarriage

Bill seeks to give three days’ paid leave for parents who have experienced miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy before 24 weeks

8 July, 2022

TUC calls on government to recognise long Covid as a disability

General Secretary says that Ministers must take urgent action to ensure that all working people with the condition are formally protected by employment law