News - 7 - 13 September 2023
Published 15 September 2023
We have plenty to get our teeth into so let’s start with the TUC’s calls for the government to take greater action by publishing a register of RAAC issues relating to public buildings.(1) They also provide an ‘everything you need to know about RAAC’ article.(2) Next we move onto strikes and a look at what the Autumn and winter has in store for us all.(3) Continuing on the subject of the Strikes Act, the UK government is to be reported to the UN after losing its first High Court challenge.(4)
In a change of tack we take a more up-to-date look at Retained EU Law which will come into effect on 1st January 2024 and although watered down from its initial proposal, it still has deep implications for litigation next year.(5) Moving on to caselaw dismissal for the use of the N-word in anti racism training has been deemed grounds for unfair dismissal.(6) In an associated case we have a look at the importance of assessing disability when giving evidence.(7) We also have caselaw with implications for the existing Working Time Directive.(8) We have an article which looks at the risk to employers potentially breaching the Equality Act 2010 over cannabis patients.(9) In a quick snippet of procedural news, the Employment Tribunal service has issued new ET1’s & ET3’s.(10) Next we look at the watered down Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill.(11)
Our last articles this week firstly look at the TUC’s take on ‘the green steel deal.’(12) We also have an article on the rise of the ‘digital nomad.’(13) Personnel Today reports that work is not a top priority for a growing number of people. (14) Is the De-growth movement beginning to take root? Let’s hope so.