Employment Snapshot: February 2023

Wednesday 22nd February 2023

Welcome back to our employment law update. Scroll down to learn more about this month’s employment law focuses. From ‘fire & rehire’, discriminatory dismissal and more…

Long-Term Ill Health Dismissals: Are They Discriminatory?

Whether or not dismissal due to long-term ill health amounted to disability discrimination was considered by the Employment Tribunal (ET) in Mr J McAllister v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.

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The Risk of Relying on WhatsApp Messages

The High Court has recently considered the risks for employers when relying on employee WhatsApp messages during litigation.

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Government Consultation into ‘Fire and Rehire’ Code of Practice Launched

The government has announced its intention to publish a statutory Code of Practice on fire and rehire to crack down on misuse by employers.

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If you require any further information on the above developments please do not hesitate to get in contact with a member of the Employment Team.