Employment and Labor Law

On November 26, the new Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and of the Council, dated October 23, 2019, was published in the Official Journal of the European Union, on the protection of persons reporting infringements of the Union law.

This Directive officially entered into force on 17th December, leaving the Member States a period of 2 years to transpose the Directive in their respective national regulations.

Read more: New European Directive on the protection of people who report through the Whistleblowing Channels

1. Many of us spend the majority of our working lives in or at work. The positive and negative experiences in the workplace and in work related interactions therefore can play a huge role in an individual’s wellbeing.

Decades of accumulated research evidence tells us that critical human needs are met through employment. These are broadly considered to include tangible economic resources and security; the opportunity provided by meaningful work to develop life skills and a sense of worth; and the benefits of social relationships and respect from peers. The satisfaction of these needs is important for individuals but also, at a more general level, for the health and well-being of society (O’Toole & Lawler, 2006).*

Read more: Wellbeing, Christmas Parties and the Equality Act 2017

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The TUPE Quarter is a series of podcasts designed to bring you right up to date with TUPE. From updates on the latest developments and case law to discussions on common issues and myths that surround the area. We recognise that time is precious and so these podcasts take place every 3 months for no more than 15 minutes (every quarter for a quarter!).

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In Sethi v Elements Personnel Services, a Sikh man won his claim for religious discrimination against a recruitment agency who denied him work on account of his facial hair.

The Claimant adhered to Kesh, a practice which requires the person not to cut any body hair. He applied to an agency which specialised in providing workers for 5-star hotels, particularly in front-of-house food and beverage roles, and its dress code required male workers to be clean shaven.

Read more: Blanket Ban on Facial Hair Deemed Discriminatory

Authors: Hamza Malik and Bhavneeta Limbachia

Not a day goes by without reference to low skilled immigration in the news, and in LexisNexis UK webinar specialists Hamza Malik and Bhavneeta Limbachia of the Clarkslegal immigration team provide a birds eye view of the law as regards low-skilled immigration, covering recent developments, and looking forward to possible changes on the horizon post-Brexit.

Read more: Recruiting Low Skilled Workers Post-Brexit