Employment Law Updates
New offences relating to self-isolation.
This update is written and posted on Monday 28th September 2020. It is subject to change in future and we will endeavour to update it as soon as changes are announced. As of last night, it is now an offence in England for an employer to knowingly allow an employee...
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Job Support Scheme
This update is written and posted on Thursday 24th September 2020 and will quickly become out of date once further details are known. We will endeavour to update it as soon as information becomes available. The Chancellor has announced this morning that he is introducing a Job Support Scheme to...
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Employment Law Updates
HOLIDAY QUARANTINE
UK Citizens returning to the UK from Spain are now told that they must self isolate for 2 weeks. With the change in rules, some employers are asking what their obligations are to employees who cannot return after holiday until two weeks self isolation has expired. The employer has flexibility...
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WHO CAN GO TO WORK?
24TH March 2020 Further questions coming as a result of the current coronavirus crisis concern whether or not employers can ask employees to go to work during the new Lockdown.   As with so much at the present time there has been a lack of clarity. The position changed numerous...
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Annual Leave and Disruption of Plans
When plans of employees during pre-booked holidays fall apart for any reason, whether that be the collapse of the holiday company, or unexpected illness, different rules apply according to exactly what the circumstances are. The basic rule is that the intention of the legislation, and therefore the thing that courts...
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Guidance To Employers Determining If An Employee Is Disabled
In this case, an employer dismissed an employee who had been absent for 128 days.  The reasons for the absence were given as various, but included Work Related Stress and blood pressure. The employee brought claims, relying on being disabled and included a claim for failure to make reasonable adjustments....
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Holiday Pay and Worker Status
The European Court of Justice handed down a judgment on 30th November that might have wide ranging implications for employers and must be understood, if only to assess the risk posed to any business. The case is called King v Sash Windows (2017) and the full judgment can be read here....
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Suspension – Is it always fair?
In the case of Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth, a local authority suspended a teacher after allegations of using force on children. Suspension is an extremely common response to allegations which might amount to gross misconduct. If an employer has left an employee in situ after serious allegations, the...
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Redundancy & Selecting For New Posts
A case this month has examined the practice of selecting for redundancy by making employees compete for new roles and sacking the unsuccessful applicants.  It has long been established that the selection criteria for selecting in this way, i.e. who gets a new post, are judged by a slightly different...
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