Welcome to the January 2013 edition of Employment Eye. In this issue we cover the following topics:

2013 Employment law tracker

Diets, detox and developments in employment law have been on the agenda for many this January.  It seems unlikely that the government’s ‘one-in two-out’ approach to legislation (effective from this month) will allow any let up this year especially, given the volume of reforms already on the agenda.  So, in 2013, the pace of change will be fast, but Julian Hoskins’ tracker of the key changes chalked up for this year will help keep you up to speed.   

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Losing my religion

The European Court of Human Rights has handed down its long awaited decision in four joined cases on religious discrimination in the workplace.  The Court reached two opposite conclusions on similar facts relating to the right to wear religious symbols at work; and has also looked at balancing competing rights to religious freedom and equality of sexual orientation.  Sarah Michael explains more.

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Employment news round-up, January 2013

One problem we never have at BB Towers is finding content for our monthly update, and this month is no exception.  The Government has been busy publishing details of a major reforms to the TUPE Regulations; the Public Sector Equality Duty is set to change and new guidance is published; the latest employment tribunal statistics are out; and the Court of Appeal has handed down an important decision on discrimination compensation.  We also have details of our series of client seminars on ‘lessons learned’ from the Mid Staffordshire Public Inquiry by Robert Francis QC, which is due to report on 6 February 2013. 

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