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Employment Law News

From 1 October 2014, an expectant father or the partner (including same sex) of a pregnant woman will be entitled to take unpaid time off work to accompany the woman to up to 2 of her ante-natal appointments.  

Earlier this year, the law changed and early conciliation (EC) via ACAS became mandatory for anyone wanting to make an employment tribunal claim. 

Until changes to TUPE earlier this year, it was virtually impossible lawfully to change the workplace location of transferred employees and relocation risked automatic unfair dismissal claims.

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.