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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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Podcast Episodes

The end of Furlough & changes to Self-Isolation rules: what do employers need to know?

The latest information for employers on furlough ending and the key points employers need to be aware of in respect of the changes to self-isolation rules.

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Introducing Hybrid Working – what do employers need to consider: Part 2

In this episode of the podcast I bring you my list of practical considerations that employers should be working through when preparing to introduce Hybrid Working.

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Introducing Hybrid Working – what do employers need to consider: Part 1

In this episode 174 of the podcast I am very pleased to be joined by Kate Davis, Leadership Coach and business mentor to talk about the very timely and topical subject of Hybrid Working. The practical steps employers need to take to make hybrid working really work long term.

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How to deal with capability dismissal and/or performance issues with staff: Part 4

This is the last episode in the mini series on managing capability and performance issues. In this episode I am bringing you some case examples decided by the Employment Tribunal where there was a capability dismissal.

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How to deal with capability and/or performance issues with staff: Part 3

In my experience employers and managers find it very difficult to know how best to approach capability and performance issues. It is not the same as a conduct issue which can be fairly straightforward to follow a disciplinary process. Capability procedures are more involved and can have a variety of issues that arise as a result.

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How to deal with capability and/or performance issues with staff: Part 2

In this episode 171 of the podcast I cover the formal capability / performance management process and what an employer needs to do if they have an employee who is failing to meet required performance levels.

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