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Further Update on the Government's New 'Job Support Scheme'

Friday, 25 September 2020

We provide a further update on the back of yesterday's announcement of the Government's new 'Job Support Scheme' (New Scheme).

New 'Job Support Scheme' to Follow the End of Furlough

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Guidance for Employers on Coronavirus Testing

Friday, 25 September 2020

New guidance published by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) provides key information for employers on coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and contact tracing.

New 'Job Support Scheme' to Follow the End of Furlough

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Gender-Fluid and Non-Binary Workers Protected Under the Equality Act

Friday, 25 September 2020

In a judgement that breaks new ground, the Birmingham Employment Tribunal has found that protection of non-binary and gender-fluid people falls within the scope of gender reassignment under the Equality Act.

New 'Job Support Scheme' to Follow the End of Furlough

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

New 'Job Support Scheme' to Follow the End of Furlough

Thursday, 24 September 2020

The Chancellor has announced a new 'Job Support Scheme' (New Scheme) under which the Government will top up the wages of workers, so that they can be paid for up to two-thirds of their working hours, for six months from November 2020.

New 'Job Support Scheme' to Follow the End of Furlough

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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

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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

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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