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Failure to Address Workload Concerns May Amount to Breach of Contract and Discrimination Claims

Friday, 03 July 2020

The Employment Tribunal held that a sequence of failings by the employer relating to workload and mental health, when viewed cumulatively, amounted to a fundamental breach of the employee's employment contract and discrimination arising from disability.

Failure to Address Workload Concerns May Amount to Breach of Contract and Discrimination Claims

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The Supreme Court Grants Permission to Appeal in the Case of Harpur Trust v Brazel

Friday, 03 July 2020

On 19 June 2020, the Supreme Court granted The Harpur Trust leave to appeal an earlier decision by the Court of Appeal which made a significant change to the way in which employers must calculate holiday pay for ‘part-year’ workers.

The Supreme Court Grants Permission to Appeal in the Case of Harpur Trust v Brazel

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Considerations for Employers When Dismissing for Long-Term Sickness Absence

Friday, 03 July 2020

The Employment Appeal Tribunal recently considered whether the dismissal of a long-standing employee for long-term absence was proportionate or whether it amounted to disability discrimination.

Considerations for Employers When Dismissing for Long-Term Sickness Absence

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Mandatory Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting Up for Debate in Parliament

Friday, 26 June 2020

A petition calling for the introduction of ethnicity pay gap reporting has reached the required threshold of more than 100,000 signatures to be considered for debate in Parliament.

Mandatory Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting to Be Considered for Debate in Parliament

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Shielding Employees Set to Return to Work From 1 August

Friday, 26 June 2020

The Government has released details of its plans for the two million people currently shielding from coronavirus (COVID-19) in England, to gradually return to normal life.

Shielding Employees Set to Return to Work From 1 August

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Dismissing an Employee for 'Some Other Substantial Reason'

Friday, 19 June 2020

The case of Gould v St John's Downshire Hill demonstrates an example of 'some other substantial reason' (SOSR), providing a fair route to dismissal where there has been a relationship breakdown between colleagues and management.

Are Beneficial Changes to Employees' Terms and Conditions Void If Made Because of TUPE Transfers?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

How Will the Flexible Furlough Scheme Work?

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

On 12 June, the Government released detailed guidance on the new flexible furlough scheme (new Scheme), which will be introduced from 1 July 2020.

How Will Flexible Furloughing Work?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Update on the Furlough Scheme for Parents Returning to Work After Extended Leave

Friday, 12 June 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been extended to October 2020, however, the Government has announced that from 1 July 2020, we will move to a new flexible furlough scheme.

Workforce Planning Following Changes to the Furlough Scheme

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Voluntary Severance Schemes and Furlough

Friday, 12 June 2020

The roadmap of how Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will come to an end has been published and many employers will now be thinking about what this means for them.

Workforce Planning Following Changes to the Furlough Scheme

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Pay Implications for New International Travel Quarantine Rules

Friday, 12 June 2020

From 8 June 2020, the UK introduced the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days upon return from most overseas travel.

Workforce Planning Following Changes to the Furlough Scheme

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Can an Employer Ask a Redundant Employee to Apply for Their Old Job?

Friday, 12 June 2020

In the case Gwynedd Council v Barratt, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld the decision of an Employment Tribunal in finding that employees were unfairly dismissed where...

Are Beneficial Changes to Employees' Terms and Conditions Void If Made Because of TUPE Transfers?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

How Does the Furlough Deadline Raise Uncertainty?

Monday, 08 June 2020

Employers will be aware of the significance of 10 June 2020 in the context of furloughing staff and managing workforce planning.

How Does the Furlough Deadline Highlight Uncertainty?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Workforce Planning Following Changes to the Furlough Scheme

Friday, 05 June 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Scheme) will remain in place until the end of October with changes from 1 July 2020 requiring increasing employer contributions. Businesses currently taking advantage of the Scheme need to consider...

Workforce Planning Following Changes to the Furlough Scheme

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus - How the Furlough Scheme Is Set to Change

Friday, 05 June 2020

The Chancellor has announced changes to the Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which will come into effect from 1 July 2020.

Coronavirus - How the Furlough Scheme Is Set to Change

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Are Beneficial Changes to Employees' Terms and Conditions Void If Made Because of TUPE Transfers?

Friday, 05 June 2020

In a recent case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether pre-TUPE transfer contractual changes that were beneficial to employees were void where the reason for the variations was the TUPE transfer itself.

Are Beneficial Changes to Employees' Terms and Conditions Void If Made Because of TUPE Transfers?