Employment Edit – what's new in employment law

A fall in employment tribunal claims; guide to the new right to unpaid time off to accompany a pregnant woman to ante-natal appointments; Acas has issued new guidance on dress codes and appearance.

11 September 2014

Welcome to Employment Edit, our regular update giving the pick of the key developments in employment law from the last couple of weeks:

  • The latest statistics from the Ministry of Justice show a continued fall in employment tribunal claims. For the period April-June 2014, the total number of single claims was down 70% on the same period last year and was a third lower than in the previous quarter (January-March).
  • The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has published a guide (PDF) for employers on the new right to unpaid time off to accompany a pregnant woman to ante-natal appointments, which comes into force on 1 October 2014.
  • Acas has issued new guidance on dress codes and appearance in the workplace, focusing particularly on tattoos and body piercings, and religious dress.

If you would like more information, or specific advice, please contact Roger Bull or get in touch with your usual Burges Salmon contact.

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