Five things we learnt in employment law this week (30 November 2018)

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employment law five things 30 November 2018
James Rhodes, Partner at DAC Beachcroft LLP.

  1. An employer cannot lawfully terminate a contract of employment on the grounds of ill-health if the effect of doing so would be to deprive the employee of an entitlement to long-term contractual disability benefits. (EAT, Awan v ICTS UK Ltd)

2. Research has found that female university graduates earned almost three times more than those of a similar age and sex who did not attend university.

3. A study by TUC has found that the average commute to work by train now takes around 2 hours and 11 minutes every day, with cyclists and walkers getting to work the fastest in under 50 minutes.

4. A study into the management of employees who developed dementia between the age of 30 and 65 has found that those living with early-onset dementia were not being offered reasonable changes in their roles, which could have helped them to continue working.

5. A prison officer who was dismissed after raising concerns regarding violence and drugs in the prison has lost her unfair dismissal claim.

James Rhodes
James Rhodes is an employment partner at DAC Beachcroft LLP (

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