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Sickness Absence Dismissals - Considerations for Employers

Friday, 16 July 2021

In the recent case of Brightman v TIAA Limited, employee Mrs Brightman was dismissed on the basis of evidence that she was likely to have further unpredictable periods of absence in future.

Sickness Absence Dismissals - Considerations for Employers

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Government Updates Step 4 'Working Safely' Guidance

Friday, 23 July 2021

The Government's Working safely during coronavirus guidance has been updated in response to England moving to Step 4 of the Roadmap out of lockdown.

Government Updates Step 4 'Working Safely' Guidance

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New Hybrid Working Guidance From ACAS

Friday, 23 July 2021

New guidance on hybrid working has been published by ACAS to help employers consider, discuss and introduce this flexible way of working in their workplace.

New Hybrid Working Guidance From ACAS

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Will Employers Need to Report on Ethnicity Pay Gaps?

Friday, 09 July 2021

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Trades Union Congress (TUC) and Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have all called for a clear timetable for the introduction of mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting.

Will Employers Need to Report on Ethnicity Pay Gaps?

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Employee Stuck Abroad in March 2020 Wins Automatic Unfair Dismissal Claim

Friday, 09 July 2021

In a recent tribunal claim, a worker who stayed in Italy at the beginning of the pandemic and who was dismissed by his employer was successful in bringing a claim for automatic unfair dismissal.

Employee Stuck Abroad in March 2020 Wins Automatic Unfair Dismissal Claim

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Employment Tribunal Errs in Direct Discrimination 'Continuing Act' Case

Friday, 09 July 2021

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has had to determine whether a decision taken some time ago was a 'one-off act with consequences' or part of a 'continuing act'.

Employment Tribunal Errs in Direct Discrimination 'Continuing Act' Case

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Protection Against Health and Safety Detriment Now Available for Workers

Tuesday, 06 July 2021

On 31 May 2021, an Order came in to force extending the protection from health and safety detriment to "workers".

Protection Against Health and Safety Detriment Now Available for Workers

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Should Employers Be Able to 'Fire and Re-Hire' Employees?

Tuesday, 06 July 2021

The practice of 'fire and re-hire' (also known as dismissal and re-engagement) is a practice used by employers to bring about changes to the terms and conditions of employees' contracts of employment.

Should Employers Be Able to 'Fire and Re-Hire' Employees?

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Do Employers Need to Include Overtime in Holiday Pay Calculations?

Friday, 02 July 2021

The Supreme Court appeal hearing for the case of East of England Ambulance Trust v Flowers regarding voluntary overtime and holiday pay entitlement is no longer going ahead and it appears that the case may have been settled.

Do Employers Need To Include Overtime In Holiday Pay Calculations?

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Deliveroo Riders Do Not Have the Right to Unionise

Friday, 02 July 2021

The Court of Appeal has recently held that Deliveroo riders do not have the right to freedom of association under Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

Deliveroo Riders Do Not Have the Right to Unionise

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Tribunal Failed to Take Judicial Notice of 'Childcare Disparity' in Indirect Discrimination Case

Friday, 02 July 2021

In Dobson v North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an employment tribunal erred in failing to take judicial notice of what it referred to as the 'childcare disparity'.

Tribunal Failed to Take Judicial Notice of 'Childcare Disparity' in Indirect Discrimination Case

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John Lewis Partnership to Introduce Equalised Parental Pay Policy

Friday, 25 June 2021

The John Lewis Partnership, which owns and operates the brands John Lewis and Waitrose, plans to equalise paid leave for all parents.

John Lewis Partnership to Introduce Equalised Parental Pay Policy

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Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme From 1 July 2021

Friday, 25 June 2021

From 1 July 2021, Government contributions to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be reduced and employers will have to increasingly contribute towards employees' furloughed wages.

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme From 1 July 2021

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Latest Quarterly Statistics Released for Employment Tribunal Claims

Friday, 25 June 2021

The most recent quarterly statistics for January to March 2021 have been published by the Ministry of Justice.

Latest Quarterly Statistics Released for Employment Tribunal Claims

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New Law Will Require Care Home Workers to Be Fully Vaccinated

Friday, 25 June 2021

The Government has announced that it will be mandatory for anyone working in a Care Quality Commission registered care home, and for residents requiring nursing or personal care in England to have two COVID-19 vaccine doses, unless medically exempt.

New Law Will Require Care Home Workers to Be Fully Vaccinated