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HR Insights June 2021

21 June 2021
The latest employment law news for HR professionals and in-house lawyers.

There have been a number of interesting new developments in employment law over the last few months, including the response to the consultation on the single enforcement body and EAT guidance on "gender-critical" beliefs. We have also run two webinars on the New World of Work which can be accessed below. Our latest edition of HR Insights will bring you up to speed. 

  • Single enforcement body - New watchdog to protect workers' rights: The government has committed to create a single enforcement body as set out in the Good Work Plan. Read the insight >
  • Gender-critical views amount to a 'philosophical belief' under the Equality Act: The EAT has held in Forstater v CGD Europe and ors that 'gender-critical' beliefs, including a belief that biological sex is real and immutable and not to be conflated with gender identity, are protected under the Equality Act 2010 and Article 9 of the ECHR. Read the insight >
  • Delay in easing COVID-19 restrictions will be a setback for employers: Our comment on the latest jobs market figures published by the ONS, which shows that the UK employment rate is estimated at 75.2% between February 2021 and April 2021, 0.2% higher than the previous quarter, whilst the unemployment rate is estimated at 4.7%, 0.3% lower than the previous quarter. Read the insight >
  • Health and safety detriment protection extended to workers: The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Protection from Detriment in Health and Safety Cases) (Amendment) Order 2021 extends protection against detriment to workers from 31 May 2021. Read the insight >
  • The New World of Work – Recorded webinar series: Key employment considerations and priorities for employers in the new workplace environment and future in the ever-changing world. Watch the webinars on demand >

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