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Wide ACAS Settlement Wording Held to Be Effective Waiver of Future Claims

Friday, 25 February 2022

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision has held that a claim brought after a COT3 settlement had been signed was covered by drafted waiver clause, which covered all future claims arising directly or indirectly out of the claimant's employment.

Wide ACAS Settlement Wording Held to Be Effective Waiver of Future Claims

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COVID Mandatory Self-Isolation Ends - What Does This Mean for Employers?

Friday, 25 February 2022

From 24 February 2022, mandatory self-isolation for people who test positive for COVID in England has ended and whilst this is seen as helpful to businesses, some staff may be feeling nervous about the change and how it might impact on them personally.

COVID Mandatory Self-Isolation Ends - What Does This Mean for Employers?

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Agency Workers' Right to Be Notified of Vacancies Does Not Include Right to Apply

Friday, 25 February 2022

In a recent case the Court of Appeal has determined that Regulation 13 of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 only gives agency workers the right to be notified of vacancies, and does not encompass the right to apply for the position.

Agency Workers' Right to Be Notified of Vacancies Does Not Include Right to Apply

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Pimlico Plumbers Holiday Pay Case Judgment Amended by Court of Appeal

Friday, 18 February 2022

A significant holiday pay case involving a worker who had been denied the right to paid holiday during his employment has had its judgment amended by the Court of Appeal.

Pimlico Plumbers Holiday Pay Case Judgment Amended by Court of Appeal

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Consultation Closed on Revoking Mandatory Vaccination Across All Health, Social Care and Care Home Settings

Friday, 18 February 2022

We previously reported the Government's intention to scrap mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for health and social care staff, and staff in care homes in England.

Consultation Closed on Revoking Mandatory Vaccination Across All Health, Social Care and Care Home Settings

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Fire and Re-Hire - High Court Grants Injunction to Prevent Tesco Removing Benefits it Had "Guaranteed for Life"

Friday, 18 February 2022

In a recent case the High Court intervened to prevent Tesco from terminating and re-engaging staff in order to remove benefits previously promised "for life".

Fire and Re-Hire - High Court Grants Injunction to Prevent Tesco Removing Benefits it Had

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Can Employees Claim Unauthorised Deductions From Wages for Work Outside the Employment Contract?

Friday, 11 February 2022

In a recent case the Employment Appeal Tribunal has considered how an employee can make a claim where they have taken up a more senior position but not had a contractual salary increase.

Can Employees Claim Unauthorised Deductions From Wages for Work Outside the Employment Contract?

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Comment - What Has Been the Impact of the 'Gay Cake' Case?

Friday, 11 February 2022

Given that this case involved a business providing a service to a customer, what impact has it had in the world of employment law?

Comment - What Has Been the Impact of the 'Gay Cake' Case?

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DfE Publishes Consultation on Regulating the Teaching Profession

Friday, 11 February 2022

The Department for Education is seeking views on proposed changes to the teacher regulation regime operated by the Teaching Regulation Agency.

DfE Publishes Consultation on Regulating the Teaching Profession

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Significant Holiday Pay Case Has Far Reaching Consequences for Employers

Friday, 04 February 2022

A significant holiday pay decision was handed down by the Court of Appeal this week, in the case of Smith v Pimlico Plumbers Ltd.

Significant Holiday Pay Case Has Far Reaching Consequences for Employers

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COVID-19 Vaccines - Government Confirms Intention to Scrap Mandatory Jabs in Health and Social Care Sector and Care Homes

Friday, 04 February 2022

The Government has confirmed its intention to remove vaccination as a condition of deployment for health and social care staff, as well as for staff in care homes in England.

COVID-19 Vaccines - Government Confirms Intention to Scrap Mandatory Jabs in Health and Social Care Sector and Care Homes

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Further Changes to Right to Work Checks from 6 April 2022

Friday, 04 February 2022

From 6 April 2022 the way employees conduct right to work checks will change.

Further Changes to Right to Work Checks from 6 April 2022

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Four-Day Working Weeks - Revolution or a Dangerous Game?

Friday, 04 February 2022

There has been much in the press about the four-day week trial, which is due to begin in the UK this summer.

Comment: Four-Day Working Weeks - Revolution or a Dangerous Game?

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Cab Driver Working Through App Not Considered a Worker

Friday, 28 January 2022

A London cab driver who spent a small proportion of his time working through the app 'Mytaxi' has been held not to be a ‘worker’ of the app operator by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).

Cab Driver Working Through App Not Considered a Worker

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Care Assistant Fairly Dismissed for Refusing COVID-19 Vaccination

Friday, 28 January 2022

A care assistant was found to have been fairly dismissed from her job at a nursing home because she refused to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Care Assistant Fairly Dismissed for Refusing COVID-19 Vaccination