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Three quick employment law updates which don't justify their own bulletin...

1. In Elmore v Darland High School, the EAT held there was a presumption that an appeal decision was taken for the same reasons as a dismissal decision, hence the failure to call evidence from any member of the appeal panel on their reasoning did not make the dismissal unfair. An unusual case.

2. There is a new Briefing Paper from the House of Commons Library setting out NHS Whistleblowing Procedures in England.

3. An employment tribunal has decided that it is direct sex discrimination not to pay full salary to a father taking shared parental leave, in circumstances where a mother taking maternity leave during the same period would have received full pay