Five things we learnt in Employment Law this week (9 February 2018)

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  1. The High Court has ordered that a former employee must surrender his passport
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    James Rhodes, Partner at DAC Beachcroft LLP.

    pending his compliance with an order to deliver up confidential information which had wrongfully copied and distributed (Corbiere Ltd v Xu & Secretary of State for the Home Department).

2. An employee who was sexually propositioned by her manager in text messages and phone calls has been awarded £25,000 in compensation for sex discrimination. The employee received messages saying she would “not lose her job” and would continue to receive her wages if she gave into her boss’ demands (Steele v Uniquely Chic Furniture).

3. Couriers delivering emergency blood supplies have won full employment rights in an out of court settlement with the pathology company, The Doctors Laboratory.

4. The Government has responded to the recommendations of the Taylor Review.  There are only a small number of policy commitments and many of the Taylor Review’s recommendations will be dealt with through further consultations.

5. The Government Equalities Office intends to publish a list of employers who have not yet registered with the Government’s gender pay gap reporting service, despite the deadline for reporting still being several weeks away.


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