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Employee Suffering From Paranoid Delusions Not Defined as Disabled Under the Equality Act 2010

Friday, 18 September 2020

A recent case has highlighted the importance of the criteria that will be taken into account to determine whether a condition meets the definition of a 'disability' for equality law purposes.

Employee Suffering From Paranoid Delusions Not Defined as Disabled Under the Equality Act 2010

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus - Updated Furlough Pay Guidance

Friday, 18 September 2020

The Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has less than two months left to run, but continues to attract lots of attention around administration and ensuring claims are processed correctly.

Coronavirus - Updated Furlough Pay Guidance

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus - Government Test and Trace Guidance Updated

Friday, 18 September 2020

In a move that has implications for employers, the Government has updated its sector specific guidance on the NHS Test and Trace scheme.

Coronavirus - Government Test and Trace Guidance Updated

Articles & Blogs Employment

HMRC's Attention Continues to Focus on Furlough Fraud

Friday, 11 September 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has reportedly cost the Government £35.4 billion since it was launched earlier this year. HMRC has now confirmed it estimates 5-10% of that money (amounting to up to £3.5 billion) has been paid out incorrectly.

HMRC's Attention Continues to Focus on Furlough Fraud

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employee Who Used Trade Union to Lodge Grievance Successfully Applies for Interim Relief

Friday, 11 September 2020

An employment tribunal has granted interim relief to an employee claiming unfair dismissal, on the grounds that he used a trade union to lodge a grievance about measures put in place by his employer during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Employee Who Used Trade Union to Lodge Grievance Successfully Applies for Interim Relief

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can an Unknown Risk Be Relied upon As a Basis for Dismissal?

Friday, 11 September 2020

Careful drafting of paperwork in disciplinary procedures is important, as a recent case showed that dismissal based on a risk that a teacher might have downloaded indecent child images on his computer and associated reputational risks, was unfair.

Can an Unknown Risk Be Relied upon As a Basis for Dismissal?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Ordering Re-Engagement - When Can Employment Tribunals Get It Wrong?

Friday, 04 September 2020

In Kelly v PGA European Tour, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) found that a tribunal did not properly consider the employer's loss of trust and confidence in an employee, and erred by ordering re-engagement to an unsuitable position.

Ordering Re-Engagement - When Can Employment Tribunals Get It Wrong?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Extended Entitlement to Statutory Sick Pay to Those Advised to Self-Isolate Before Hospital Admission

Friday, 04 September 2020

On 26 August 2020, the Government introduced a further amendment to the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) scheme when the (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 6) Regulations 2020 (Regulations) came into force.

Extended Entitlement to Statutory Sick Pay to Those Advised to Self-Isolate Before Hospital Admission

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

New Employment Guidance on Self-Isolating After Returning to UK

Friday, 28 August 2020

Individuals have been able to travel to some countries without needing to self-isolate on their return to the UK.

Disability Discrimination - The Court of Appeal Offers Guidance to Employers

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus Financial Assistance Extended for Disabled Employees

Friday, 28 August 2020

Under the Government's Access to Work scheme, disabled employees can get funding to cover travel costs, additional equipment and mental health support...

Disability Discrimination - The Court of Appeal Offers Guidance to Employers

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

New Guidance Published for Employers Making Redundancies

Friday, 28 August 2020

The Department for Work and Pensions has published guidance for employers who are making redundancies in response to the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Disability Discrimination - The Court of Appeal Offers Guidance to Employers

Articles & Blogs Employment

Avoiding Discrimination in Workplace Planning

Friday, 21 August 2020

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published research revealing that young people (18 to 24) and those over 50 are at a higher risk of losing their jobs in the current economic crisis. BAME workers were reported to be twice as likely to...

Avoiding Discrimination in Workplace Planning

Articles & Blogs Employment

Equal Pay - Material Factor Defence Still Relevant Following Job Evaluation Study

Friday, 21 August 2020

The recent case of Walker v Co-Operative Group Limited contains useful guidance on defending equal pay claims.

Equal Pay - Material Factor Defence Still Relevant Following Job Evaluation Study

Articles & Blogs Employment

Breakdown in Working Relationship Led to Fair Dismissal

Friday, 21 August 2020

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently held dismissal of an employee for 'some other substantial reason' was not unfair.

Breakdown in Working Relationship Led to Fair Dismissal

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Pregnant Employees Sent Home on Statutory Sick Pay are Missing Out on Statutory Maternity Pay

Friday, 21 August 2020

The Government is coming under pressure to correct an anomaly whereby pregnant women forced onto statutory sick leave due to coronavirus (COVID-19) may wrongfully lose out on Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP).

Pregnant Employees Sent Home on Statutory Sick Pay are Missing Out on Statutory Maternity Pay