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Can an Employer Dismiss an Employee if They Conduct Surveillance in the Workplace?

Friday, 26 February 2021

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) recently held that an employer had not fairly dismissed an employee who had conducted surveillance, without permission, in the workplace.

Can an Employer Dismiss an Employee if They Conduct Surveillance in the Workplace?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus - What Are the Latest Updates on Shielding?

Friday, 26 February 2021

The Government has identified a further 1.7 million individuals as 'clinically extremely vulnerable' and at high risk of serious illness if they catch coronavirus. These individuals will be advised by a letter from their GP to shield until 31 March 2021.

Coronavirus - What Are the Latest Updates on Shielding?

Articles & Blogs Employment Immigration

Hong Kong British National (Overseas) Visas - What Employers Need to Know

Friday, 26 February 2021

On 31 January 2021, the UK launched a new immigration category - the Hong Kong British National (Overseas) route.

Hong Kong British National (Overseas) Visas  - What Employers Need to Know

Articles & Blogs Employment

Supreme Court Rules That Uber Drivers Are Workers

Friday, 26 February 2021

The Supreme Court has confirmed that the drivers who brought proceedings against Uber are workers.

Supreme Court Rules That Uber Drivers Are Workers

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Top 5 Q&As on Coronavirus Vaccinations and Testing

Friday, 19 February 2021

We answer your most commonly asked questions surrounding coronavirus vaccinations and testing.

Top 5 Q&As On Coronavirus Vaccinations and Testing

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Government Expands Rapid Workplace Testing Eligibility

Friday, 19 February 2021

The Government has expanded eligibility for rapid workplace testing to businesses registered in England with more than 50 employees, where employees cannot work from home.

Government Expands Rapid Workplace Testing Eligibility

Articles & Blogs Employment Public Sector

Legislation Implementing a £95,000 Cap on Public Sector Exit Pay To Be Revoked

Friday, 19 February 2021

On 12 February 2021 the Government announced that the Restriction on Public Sector Exit Pay Regulations 2020 (Regulations), which implemented a £95,000 cap on public sector exit pay, should be revoked.

Legislation Implementing a £95,000 Cap on Public Sector Exit Pay To Be Revoked

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - Are Employers Failing to Implement Social Distancing Rules?

Friday, 12 February 2021

It has been reported that since the early stages of the pandemic in March 2020, almost 5,600 COVID-19 related reports were made to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - Are Employers Failing to Implement Social Distancing Rules?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employer Failed to Show 'All Reasonable Steps' Had Been Taken to Prevent Harassment

Friday, 12 February 2021

The recent case of Allay v Gehlen is a useful reminder of the considerations involved when an employer seeks to defend a claim resulting from the otherwise unlawful discriminatory actions of an employee.

Employer Failed to Show 'All Reasonable Steps' Had Been Taken to Prevent Harassment

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

What Are the Latest Updates to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing?

Friday, 12 February 2021

On 28 January 2021, Public Health England (PHE) updated its 'Stay at Home' guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus infection.

What Are the Latest Updates to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing?

Articles & Blogs Employment

IR35 Update - Changes from 6 April 2021

Friday, 12 February 2021

This article details the changes that will be implemented from 6 April 2021, how this will affect you, and how you can prepare for the upcoming changes.

IR35 Update - Changes from 6 April 2021

Articles & Blogs Employment

Allegation Required Clear Wording to Amount to Protected Act Under Equality Act

Friday, 05 February 2021

The Employment Appeal Tribunal recently upheld a tribunal's decision that the unclear wording used in an employee's written grievance was insufficient to amount to a protected act for her victimisation claim under the Equality Act 2010 ("EqA 2010").

Allegation Required Clear Wording to Amount to Protected Act Under Equality Act

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

New Reference Periods for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

Friday, 05 February 2021

The legal framework extending the CJRS until April 2021 has been issued in the form of a new Treasury Directive. The Directive covers the CJRS from 1 February 2021 to 30 April 2021.

New Reference Periods for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

Articles & Blogs Employment

Should Employers Question if Information Received by Employees is Confidential?

Friday, 29 January 2021

The Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal against a High Court decision saying that a company, Travel Counsellors Limited (TCL), had breached their confidentiality obligations...

Should Employers Question If Information Received by Employees Is Confidential?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employers Need to Provide Support to Victims of Domestic Abuse

Friday, 29 January 2021

The Government has published an open letter to employers on 14 January 2021, outlining how all UK employers need to provide their support to victims of domestic abuse.

Employers Need to Provide Support to Victims of Domestic Abuse