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COVID-19 returning to work guide – “Freedom Day” FAQs

COVID-19 returning to work guide – “Freedom Day” FAQs

COVID-19 returning to work guide – “Freedom Day” FAQs Business Employment Law Individual Employment Law Covid- 19 Information Hub On Monday, the government confirmed that from 19 July 2021 all restrictions will be lifted and there will be a return to “normal”...
Unfairly dismissed for refusal to return to the UK during lockdown

Unfairly dismissed for refusal to return to the UK during lockdown

Unfairly dismissed for refusal to return to the UK during lockdown Business Employment Law Individual Employment Law Covid- 19 Information Hub The Employment Rights Act says that an employee will be deemed automatically unfairly dismissed where the reason for their...
Imposing contractual hours and Indirect Discrimination

Imposing contractual hours and Indirect Discrimination

Imposing contractual hours and Indirect Discrimination Business Employment Law Individual Employment Law Balancing childcare responsibilities and work can be a challenge and the pandemic has added complications with the closure of schools and ongoing rules around...
A Spotlight on the Fire and Re-Hire Practice

A Spotlight on the Fire and Re-Hire Practice

A Spotlight on the Fire and Re-Hire Practice Business Employment Law Individual Employment Law The fire and re-hire practice has been used by many organisations over the past year to adjust to the ongoing pressures caused by the pandemic. British Gas and British...
Philosophical Belief Discrimination

Philosophical Belief Discrimination

Philosophical Belief Discrimination In the landmark judgment of Forstater v CGD Europe and Others, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that a gender critical belief is a protected philosophical belief under the Equality Act 2010. Background The Equality Act...
How far is too far when it comes to practical jokes in the workplace?

How far is too far when it comes to practical jokes in the workplace?

How far is too far when it comes to practical jokes in the workplace? In the recent case of Mr D Buchholz v GEZE UK Limited, the Employment Tribunal ruled that a manager had been unfairly dismissed after a cleaning company found arranged lines of sherbet on his desk...