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Spring 2018

Those of you who read the Winter bulletin will know that April has been (as is often the case) a busy month in employment law. We have seen increases to the national minimum wage rates, the gender pay gap reporting obligations biting for private sector employers and a change to the taxation of termination payments.

Few of you involved in HR will also have missed that next month the introduction of the GDPR takes effect with the aim to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals across the European Union.  Brexit makes no difference, as the UK has confirmed that although it will be leaving the EU we will commit to the Regulations.  In this update however we take a (welcome) break from the GDPR and look at four recent case law developments, all of which are of interest to employers in the motor industry:

Case law updates

  1. Affirmation of breach of contract
  2. Discussing evidence during an adjournment
  3. Knowledge of disability
  4. Enhanced shared parental pay and discrimination