ELiAction News: April 2019
Welcome to this month’s edition of the Employment Law in Action newsletter
It is hard to believe that we are already in Spring and the evenings are drawing out! We are delighted that Sian joined our team at the beginning of this month – she is already providing support to our clients in respect of advice line queries, as well as on-site consultancy and support. This month has been particularly busy and we have all been involved in supporting clients by conducting investigations for various organisations into grievances, disciplinaries and appeals. We offer this external support to clients during these processes which are frequently difficult, time-consuming and complex for all involved.
In this month’s newsletter, you’ll find an update on the latest employment tribunal quarterly statistics, the Vento band increases in respect of discrimination awards, and articles on calculating holiday pay, and the latest impact on employment law in respect of Brexit.
We hope you enjoy reading this month’s newsletter which you can access via the links below. If you need any further information, please do give us a call.
With best wishes
Julia and Ros
In this month’s issue:
Quarterly Employment Tribunal Statistics
The Ministry of Justice has published the employment tribunal quarterly statistics for the period October to December 2018. During this period there has been an increase in the number of single cases received by 23% to 9,811 in comparison to the fourth quarter of 2017. This is most likely due to the continued impact of the abolition of the Employment Tribunal Fees in July 2017, for further information please refer to : Ministry of Justice: Tribunals and gender recognition statistics quarterly, October to December 2018 (14 March 2019).
Vento band increases for discrimination injury to feelings awards
The guidance on Vento bands for injury to feelings awards in discrimination and whistleblowing claims in respect of claims presented on or after 6 April 2019, will increase as follows:
- Lower band: £900 – £8,800.
- Middle band: £8,800 – £26,300.
- Upper band: £26,300 – £44,000.
Deal or No Deal? Need-to-know points for employment law and employing EU citizens post Brexit.
Read our article here
All employees and workers, including those working part time or on a zero hours or casual basis, are legally entitled to a minimum of 5.6 weeks holiday per year. For someone working 5 days a week or more this equates to 28 days per year, including bank holidays.
Employers may choose to provide more generous holiday pay entitlements; for example, 25 days per year plus bank holidays which equates to 6.6 weeks.
So how do you calculate the entitlement for people who work part time or whose hours vary?