As always there has been a regular flow of both new guidance for employers and reports on a variety of employment law related issues. Here is the pick of the bunch:-
- Public Health England and Business in the Community has published a new toolkit to help employers support workers affected by domestic abuse. The toolkit is aimed at helping employers spot signs and symptoms of domestic abuse.
- The Home Office has launched a new toolkit to enable employers to communicate clear and consistent messages about the EU Settlement Scheme to staff prior to it going live. It includes an introduction on how to use the toolkit, a briefing pack and a number of leaflets covering important information for EU citizens, steps to apply for settled status and key terminology for the EU Settlement Scheme as well as posters showing important dates, benefits of applying and steps to apply.
- The CIPD has published its annual Executive pay:review of FTSE 100 executive pay survey. The headline grabbing statistic this year was the 11% rise in FTSE100 CEO's median pay compared to the 2.4% increase in median pay for all workers over the same period.
- The Crown Prosecution Service has published the first Modern Slavery Report showing that the number of suspects charged with modern slavery has increased 27% from the previous year.
- The Government Equalities Office has published Caste in Great Britain and equality law: a public consultation - its response to the consultation on caste discrimination and equality law which ran between March and September 2017. The consultation offered two options - either prohibition of caste discrimination through developing case law or prohibiting it by specifying caste in the Equality Act 2010. The UK Government has concluded that the best approach is relying on emerging case law which is believed to be a proportionate approach given the extremely low number of cases involved.