Real Employment Law Advice

Category: Furlough and the Coronavirus

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Could your furloughed employees be feeling disengaged?

Responses to a survey from 500 employees indicated that those returning from furlough feel more disconnected from work in comparison to non-furloughed employees and this includes a significant drop in personal confidence by those furloughed since the scheme was introduced in March 2020.

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Updated Shielding Advice – What it means for Employees and Employers?

The guidance states that those who are classed as clinically vulnerable, will no longer be required to shield from 1 April 2021, however, the guidance states that you should continue to follow the guidance, in place at that time, and ensure you maintain social distancing..

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How to return staff from furlough

How to return staff from furlough. As we begin to prepare for exiting lockdown many businesses will be starting to think about re-opening and/or bringing more staff back from furlough. For some industries, their employees may have been furloughed for a considerable period of time…

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What should I do if an employee refuses to have the Covid vaccine?

Naturally, employers want their business to return to normal as soon as possible, and we have been receiving several enquiries from employers, asking if they can require employees to have the vaccine. What can employers do if an employee refuses to have the vaccine?

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How should I approach staff about vaccinations in the workplace?

There are a number of reasons why you should think carefully about how you approach your staff about the Covid-19 vaccinations. One of the main reasons why is because of the potential risk of discrimination arising if there are conflicting views held by employees on the vaccine.

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Can an employer make staff have the Vaccine?

Can I encourage staff to have the Covid Vaccine or even make it mandatory?When the Covid-19 vaccination programme started, Charlie Mullins, chairman of Pimlico Plumbers was one of the first to announce that the business was going to introduce – what has now been dubbed – a “no jab, no job” policy.

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Sick Pay and Covid-19

Frequently Asked Questions about Sick Pay and Covid-19 related absences. Over the past few weeks, we have been receiving a lot of queries from employers and employees about sick pay. It is a confusing area, not helped by the frequency with which Government guidance is updated.

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Can I work whilst on Furlough?

What do you need to know about working whilst on furlough? The governments guidance sets out clearly that an employee is unable to work for their employer whilst furloughed. However, what happens if an employee has two jobs or their employer asks them to undertake training?