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We lead with the mounting issue of ‘fire-and-hire’ tactics being utilised by employers seeking to foist detrimental contractual changes on staff whilst avoiding the need for consultation.(1) We have a story about an airline CEO who was fined for refusing to give flight attendants ‘menstrual leave.’(2) The Guardian reports a worrying story about academics who consider complaining about ‘sexual harassment’ to be a waste of time.(3)
Morton Fraser look at an EAT case which addresses the definition of the word ‘substantial’ in considering disability.(4) We have an article which provides guidance on ‘whistleblowing’.(5) Another article highlights an EAT decision relating to a refusal to list a foster carers union and which was deemed a breach of section 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights. (6) Morton-Fraser provide us with a discrimination round-up for April 2021.(7) Older workers have been particularly hard hit by COVID(8) along with temporary workers, retails workers, young workers, transient workers, public workers, private industry workers, and anyone else whose suffix carries the label, ‘workers’. But we like to represent everyone as we describe the worst economic depression since world war two. But for some reason, people keep voting Conservative? Whatever would Stanley Milgram say?
Finally we have some important case law about COVID.(9)
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