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Redundancy appeals and unfair dismissal

With the end of furlough approaching, many businesses are having to think (if they haven’t already) about their plans going forward. Redundancies are one of the options that employers are having to consider, and we have had a number of enquiries from businesses across the UK who are exploring this.

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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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Employee unfairly dismissed for refusing to attend managers home whilst they were self-isolating

In this case the Employment Tribunal found that Mr Ham had been automatically unfairly dismissed for raising health and safety concerns. Mr Ham questioned the request, as he considered attending the home of an individual who was self-isolating to be risky.

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Employee wins £180,000 in compensation for refusal of flexible working request

A female employee recently won a tribunal claim against her employer because they refused to let her reduce her days of work or leave work early to pick up her child from nursery. The huge pay out was awarded after the Employment Tribunal held that the employer had indirectly discriminated…

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Constructive Unfair Dismissal

We have recently received a lot of enquiries from employees or former employees, who consider they have been treated so poorly by their employer/former employer that they may be able to claim constructive dismissal. However, many people are unsure about what constructive unfair dismissal is …

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“Bring your pet to work” day – would you have one in your business?

“Bring your pet to work” day – would you have one in your business? At first sight this may seem like a completely bonkers idea but what better way, you may say, to bring a bit of joy and laughter into the workplace than opening your doors once a year to all creatures great and small?

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I work in a care home and I do not want to be vaccinated. What are my options?

The government has recently announced that covid vaccinations will become compulsory for those working in care homes from 11 November 2021. This includes those who are employed by the care home and contractors who attend care homes to carry out work, such as builders, plumbers, electricians.

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Does referring to an employee as a “grandmother” constitute age discrimination?

In a recent tribunal case, a Tribunal decided that it was age discrimination when an employee was referred to as a grandmother at work. So how did a car review referring to “comfy wheels for a grandmother” steer an employer into the path of a Tribunal claim.

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What is a Remedy Hearing?

A remedy hearing is a hearing listed specifically to discuss the amount of compensation that should be awarded to an individual who has won their claim. The Judge will give directions on how to prepare together with when the hearing has been listed and for how long.

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Landmark ruling for working mothers: Sex Discrimination Case

An NHS community nurse has recently won her appeal in the Employment Appeal Tribunal in what is being described as a landmark ruling for working mothers. Mrs Dobson was dismissed by North Cumbria NHS Trust when she was unable to meet a requirement to work at weekends because of childcare issues

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