Employment snapshot: February 2024

Thursday 22nd February 2024

Welcome to Gordons Employment Team’s latest update

This month we cover current developments on:

  • Flexible working requests;
  • Settlement agreements; and,
  • The Government’s response to consultation on the draft ‘fire and rehire’ statutory code of practice.

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Flexible working requests – The tribunal rules on employer’s denial of request to work from home entirely

An employment tribunal have recently ruled on an employer’s rejection of a flexible working request. In Wilson v Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), judgment was given on the FCA’s reason to deny the request and failure to deal with the request within the time limit.

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Settlement agreements – Court of Session rules that settlement agreements can be used to settle future claims

The Inner House of the Court of Session has ruled that it is possible for a settlement agreement to waive unknown future statutory employment rights claims.

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Fire and rehire – Government response to consultation on the draft statutory Code of Practice on Dismissal and Re-engagement

The Government has released an updated draft Code of Practice on Dismissal and Re-engagement, along with an explanatory memorandum.

Here are the important changes to be aware of…

For more information on the topics, or any other general HR and employment matters, speak to a member of our team.