We are aware that many schools have suffered financial losses under commercial lettings arrangements, whether with regards to the hire of music or drama facilities or, in most cases, sports and/or leisure facilities.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that physical activity supports pupils' physical and mental health and wellbeing, and schools are encouraged to incorporate a return of physical education into its curriculum.
On 30 March 2020, the Government introduced temporary changes to the way in which employers can carry out right to work checks. However, it has now been announced that those temporary arrangements will end on 16 May 2021.
In the case of Kelly v GA European Tour (2021), the Court of Appeal has held that if an employer had a genuine and rational belief that a dismissed employee would be incapable of fulfilling the role, this could make re-engagement impracticable.
In a recent case, an Employment Tribunal ruled that an employee who refused to return to work until the first coronavirus lockdown had eased, because he feared infecting his two young children with the virus, was not automatically unfairly dismissed.