Given that such a large part of our employment law is rooted in EU legislation, what does this deal and the UK’s withdrawal from the EU mean for the future of UK employment law and rights?
As we all know another national lockdown was announced on 4 January 2021, which came into force on 5 January 2021. The result of which, means schools are once again closed. As a parent myself, I completely sympathise and understand the organisation required to sort childcare at short notice.
Following the lockdown and school closure in March 2020 statistics came out that more women than men were furloughed and subsequently made redundant. This is a question I posed on LinkedIn recently and the overwhelming response was that yes it does adversely impact women.
This year has been unprecedented for employment law and unlike no other time in my career. I don’t need to tell you, I know many of you feel the same, but my year in review for 2020 has one major feature…….FURLOUGH.
What was described as a landmark decision in the employment tribunal regarding ethical veganism, quickly became news headlines after the Judgement was delivered.
It has long been considered necessary to ensure, when you submit or defend a claim, that you put as much detail in as possible, to ensure you do not miss the opportunity to pursue a claim fully. However recent guidance from the Tribunal means we must rethink how to prepare the claim and defence.
With increased cases and delays with the ACAS process many cases were being extended beyond the 4 week period and so it made sense to make the period available for early conciliation 6 weeks instead of 4.
There have been changes to the employment tribunal hearings which are usually done in person in a tribunal building. The pandemic has led to the very speedy rolling out of online solutions to dealing with hearings, including the use of the Cloud Video Platform known as CVP.
Can Employers require Employees to have the Covid vaccine? At some point there may be employers who are keen for their workforce to have the vaccine. But what happens if employees refuse the vaccine when offered?
If you have to defend an employment Tribunal claim what are the steps you need to consider, and of course seeking advice at the early stages of a dispute can reduce costs and time involved substantially.
If you are an employee considering whether to pursue a claim against your employer, which can be a daunting task, there are a lot of factors that need to be considered. Here is a step by step guide to lodging an Employment Tribunal Claim..