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Employment Law News

Changes to flexible working legislation come into force on 30 June and could lead to a surge in flexible-working requests from employees.

The Equality Act 2010 prohibits direct discrimination and harassment against employees who, though not disabled themselves, are treated less favourably or harassed because of the disability of someone with whom they are associated. 

The Claimant in the next case lost his claim for constructive dismissal because he gave his employer longer notice than he was required to give under his contract.

Dismissing an employee who has blown the whistle is automatically unfair but only if the reason or principal reason for the dismissal is that they have made a protected disclosure.

Very often, the first an employer will know of a claim against it is when the claim form from the ET is served on it.