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Case law: First UK legal ruling gives obese worker disability protection

Employers should ensure their policies, procedures and training clarify that obesity can amount to a disability, and comments about a colleague's weight can therefore amount to harassment, after the first UK ruling that an obese worker was disabled.

An employee claimed he had been harassed by a co-worker, who made offensive comments about him because of his weight.… Read more

Posted on 27 February 2015 | 2:41 pm

Case law: First legal ruling on e-cigarettes at work highlights importance of e-cigarette policy

Employers should ensure they have a policy covering use of e-cigarettes by their workforce, both on and off work premises, following a recent legal ruling.

An employee working as a school catering assistant resigned after being summoned to a disciplinary hearing for bringing the school into disrepute.… Read more

Posted on 27 February 2015 | 2:41 pm

New rules: Unfair dismissal awards increase from April 2015

The annual review of the maximum compensation that can be awarded in unfair dismissal and other cases increases the awards from 6 April.

The new maximum for a 'week's pay' (used to calculate the basic award in unfair dismissal cases, statutory redundancy pay and a number of other awards) increases from £464 to £475.… Read more

Posted on 27 February 2015 | 2:40 pm