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Welcome to this months update.
For those of you that attended our recent face to face employment law updates, you'll see that things seem to be turning out as predicted.

This month our team are bringing you the latest on cases such as:

  • Dr Mark Ter-Berg v Simply Smile Manor House Ltd
  • Gibbons v Nationwide Building Society
  • Campbell v Tesco Personal Finance

and we have an update on the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill for you.

This month we've also been celebrating Pride Month by putting together some useful resources for you and your teams, including a new guide to gender inclusive terms and our gender inclusivity training.

If you have any queries, don't hesitate to drop any member of the Vista team a line.

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New Case Law
EU Law to remain on the statute books unless specifically revoked
The government has announced in a written statement to parliament that it is abandoning the sunset clause in the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill. Here's the latest...

Employment Status
Should the terms of the employment contract be ignored when looking at employment status? We look at the
case of recent case of Dr Mark Ter-Berg v
Simply Smile Manor House Ltd.

Different causation tests apply to unfair dismissal and discrimination 
A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision reminds employers of the different tests which should be applied where a dismissal is alleged to be unfair and also discriminatory.

Departmental mergers – an obvious redundancy situation? 
In Campbell v Tesco Personal Finance, the Employment Appeal Tribunal disagreed
with the tribunal’s initial assessment that
a merger of three departments into two created a genuine redundancy situation
for the managers in the merged team.

Unfair Dismissal
What should happen where an employer refuses a tribunal order to re-instate an employee following an unfair dismissal?

NMW & Deductions
In Augustine v Data Cars Ltd the EAT held that the test for whether an expense should be treated as a reduction for the purposes of national minimum wage (NMW) calculations is whether the expense was incurred ‘in connection with’ employment.

Looking behind the decision-maker’s motivation in discrimination cases
This case is a good reminder that tribunals will only look behind the decision-maker’s reasoning and thoughts in unfair dismissal cases in very limited circumstances.

Legal rules relating to the allocation of tips receive Royal Assent
An update on the changes afoot and how they will be enforced.

Vento Bands: Explained
Vento bands: What are they? What do they mean? And what are the factors that the employment tribunal will be taking into consideration when deciding an injury to feeling award?

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🏳️‍🌈 Pride Month Resources 🏳️‍🌈
June is Pride Month, here are some resources you can share in your organisations to help raise awareness and understanding...
Gender Identity Terms Guide

A list of the key gender identity terms and their explanations, and a download of an extended gender identity terms guide…

Gender Pronouns Guide
A free guide which covers the most familiar pronouns and their meanings, ones that you might be starting to see more often and their subject, object, possessive, and reflexive variations.

You'll need to be logged in to download this one!

Gender Inclusivity Training
Help your team members overcome ‘the fear of getting it wrong’ by exploring why as humans, we can feel discomforted by difference, and how to overcome it.

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Free Workshops
Bias and Bad Manners: How to Call Out Micro-Incivilities at Work
What helps your people feel included? What makes your workplace a respectful place to be?

It can be difficult to pinpoint what makes an inclusive and respectful workplace. And when it happens, it can also be difficult to understand the reasons behind a breakdown in communication and relationships.

In this webinar designed for HR professionals, two leading industry experts will introduce the concept of Micro-Incivilities and the impact they can have on building an inclusive workplace.

Book your free place