Employment snapshot: March 2024

Wednesday 27th March 2024

Welcome to Gordons Employment Team’s latest update

This month we cover:

  • A summary of all the legislative changes coming into force this Spring;
  • Guidance to support employees experiencing menopausal symptoms;
  • A recent Court ruling on direct discrimination; and
  • A decision made at the Employment Appeal Tribunal on disability discrimination.

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Upcoming April 2024 Employment Law Changes

There is a flurry of legislative changes coming into force this Spring, here are some important developments to be aware of…

Changes to:

  • Minimum wage,
  • Holiday pay,
  • Flexible working,
  • Maternity leave redundancy protection,
  • Carer’s leave, and
  • Paternity leave.

Read the full update here….

Supporting employees experiencing menopausal symptoms – the EHRC releases guidance for employers

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published new guidance on menopause in the workplace. The guidance aims to help employers understand their legal obligations when supporting workers experiencing menopausal symptoms.

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Court ruling on direct discrimination – actor dismissed following outcries over views on homosexuality

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) have dismissed an appeal against a tribunal’s decision that a Christian actor was not discriminated against after she was dismissed from her role in a production.

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EAT decision on disability discrimination – making reasonable adjustments

Last week, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld the Tribunal’s decision that an employer failed to make a reasonable adjustment when it dismissed a disabled employee rather than placing him in an alternative role on a trial basis.

Read more…


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