Labour & European Law Review
22 November 2017
Government research has found that, despite the introduction of the gender pay gap reporting regulations in April 2017, a third consider reducing the gender pay gap a low priority.
The law says that when an employer proposes to dismiss as redundant 20 or more employees at one “establishment”, they have to consult with the appropriate representatives. In Seahorse Maritime Ltd v Nautilus International, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the territorial scope of the obligation to collectively consult was dependent on the individual employee’s connection to the UK.
Although a dismissal for misconduct will usually be found to be procedurally unfair if the employer cannot show that they carried out a reasonable investigation (among other things), the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held in NHS 24 v Pillar that it is not necessarily unfair to include additional information (such as past incidents) in an investigatory report even if it is not relevant.