Five things we learnt in employment law this week (17 May 2019)

employment law five things 3 May 2019
James Rhodes, Partner at DAC Beachcroft LLP.

1. A study has found that solicitors are more likely to be bullied by their colleagues than individuals within other sectors

2. The Court of Appeal has held that it was fair to dismiss a nurse who was found to be improperly proselytising patients, despite being told by management to refrain from doing so. (Kuteh v Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust)

3. The Court of Justice of the European Union has held that an employer should keep record of hours worked to fulfil obligations under the Working Time Directive. This means that the Working Time Regulations (UK Law) is likely to require amendment to this effect (Feracion de Servicios de CCOO v Deutsche Bank)

4. There are not enough full time judges available to handle the backlog of Tribunal claims, with only 80 full-time employment judges as opposed to 1181 part-time judges.

5. A former probation officer has been awarded £60,000 in the employment tribunal after an investigation into ‘career-ending allegations’ was inadequate.

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