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Jul
02
2020

A Reflection on Pride Month: A quarter of LGBT staff believed to be hiding their sexual orientation or gender identity
#Employment

Last month, consultancy firm Accenture published its Visible growth; visible fears report which surveyed roughly 30,000 employees and 1,700 senior managers around the globe....

Jun
29
2020
Jun
26
2020

Furlough and COVID-19 Employer Obligations Update – 24th June 2020
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that, as of 4th July 2020, there will be a further easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the government has updated its guidance on opening businesses and venues in England and how to work safely during the COVID-19 Pandemic. ...

Jun
26
2020

MPs Urge Chancellor to Implement a 4-day Working Week
#Employment

A group of cross-party MPs have written to the Chancellor asking him to set up a commission to consider the introduction of a 4-day working week. ...

Jun
24
2020

Tribunal Claims Case Closed
#Employment

The EAT, in J Pranczk v Hampshire County Council, had to recently decide whether a Tribunal should have identified, direct and indirect disability and victimisation claims from a claim form when detrimental treatment was alleged....

Jun
18
2020

Furlough and COVID-19 Employer Obligations Update
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

It has been reported that as many 34% of employers have asked their furloughed employees to carry out some form of work, administrative task or even cover another employee’s work, whilst on furlough....

Jun
18
2020

Guidance on Flexible Furlough Released
#Employment

From 1 July 2020, employers will be able to bring back furloughed employees on “flexible furlough” agreements. ...

Jun
18
2020

Are Tribunal Fees Coming Back?
#Employment

According to the Times this week, the government has asked the Law Commission to help design a lawful system for charging employment tribunal fees....

Jun
15
2020

Furlough and COVID-19 Employer Obligations update – 15th June 2020
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

Just before the weekend, the Government released new guidance, updated existing guidance and released a policy paper on how the coronavirus job retention scheme, better known as the furlough scheme, will change from 1 July 2020....

Jun
12
2020

Home Working: Employer's Health and Safety Obligations towards their Employees
#Employment

Employers in the UK have a legal obligation to ensure employees’ health, safety and welfare at work, as far as reasonably practicable. This includes home workers. The Government’s advice remains that those who can work from home should continue to do so. To ensure businesses meet their statutory obligation under health and safety legislation...

Jun
10
2020

Furlough and COVID-19 Employer Obligations Update
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, or Furlough Scheme will close to new entrants from 30 June. From this point onwards, employers will only be able to furlough employees that they have furloughed for a full 3-week period prior to 30 June. ...

Jun
10
2020

Dismissal based on Marriage Breakdown could be Marriage Discrimination
#Employment

In the recent case of Gould v St John’s Downshire Hill, the EAT had to decide if the dismissal of a church minister relating to his marriage breaking down was discrimination on the grounds of marriage. ...

Jun
05
2020

Beneficial contract changes made prior to TUPE transfer were void
#Employment

It is well established that contract changes made solely (or principally) because of a TUPE transfer will be void....

Jun
04
2020

Employee succeeds in whistleblowing claim following complaint about offensive “banter”
#Employment

The Claimant in Robinson v Mind Monmouthshire Ltd made a complaint after a colleague performed an offensive impression of a physically disabled person. ...

May
31
2020

Government has announced specific changes to the furlough scheme
#Employment

The level of government support is unchanged until 31 July....

May
29
2020

Return to work considerations for employers: health and safety, duty of care and whistleblowing claims
#Employment

With increased easing of lockdown measures expected from next week, and businesses beginning to re-open, the inevitable employment law implications will arise from returning to work and ensuring that staff are safe....

May
28
2020

Test and trace: isolation, sick pay and furlough
#Employment

As of today, in England and Scotland, test and trace programmes have been introduced (28 May 2020), although there are no current plans to test those without symptoms and the government lead for the programme in ......

May
28
2020

Unofficial work before start date not counted towards continuous employment
#Employment

In O’Sullivan v DSM Demolition Ltd, the Claimant’s contract of employment recorded a start date of 2 November 2015, ...

May
28
2020

ACAS publishes new guidance on mental health during Coronavirus
#Employment

Accompanying their recently commissioned YouGov survey, ACAS has published workplace guidance aimed at assisting staff manage their mental health at work. ...

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