Real Employment Law Advice

Category: Furlough and the Coronavirus

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Requirement to self-isolate has been removed

As you will be aware the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive covid test has been removed from the 24th February 2021 however the guidance and messaging from the government is that you should still stay at home if you have a positive result! Where does this leave employers????

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Possible changes to Employment Law in 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that some of the changes previously discussed have not yet been implemented, however, as we start to move out of the pandemic (which will hopefully be soon), these proposed changes may be revisited and come into force.

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Can an employer ask about the vaccination status of a job applicant?

We have recently had a number of enquiries about whether job applicants can be asked to confirm their vaccination status when applying for a role. The Equality Act 2010 prohibits employers from asking job applicants questions about their health before they are offered a job..

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Covid news what do employers need to know?

Just when we were starting to believe that Covid was a thing of the past another new variant emerges hitting the headlines and causing concern for all just as we enter the festive period. The Scottish government has indicated that employers should consider long term hybrid working models ..

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Update on mandatory Covid vaccinations in care homes

Those working in care homes will need to be double vaccinated otherwise employees face being dismissed unless they are exempt for medical reasons. The justification behind the proposals were that it protected care home residents from serious illness or death related to Covid-19 infections.

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What are you going to do when furlough ends?

Furlough ends soon. The end of the scheme means that if you have any staff who are currently on furlough or flexibly furloughed you will need to make a decision about what will happen to them from the 1st October 2021 as the top up of pay for periods of furlough will no longer be available.

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Compulsory covid vaccinations for those working in care homes

The government has recently announced that covid vaccinations will become compulsory for those working in and those attending care homes from 11 November 2021. Changes to the law will mean that those working in care homes that are regulated by the Quality Care Commission must be double-vaccinated.