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..
Communicating via WhatsApp messages in the workplace is becoming a popular way for colleagues to communicate with each other, this can however lead to problems in the workplace and put employers at risk of legal claims…
As promised the government published the revised and updated guidance on the Job Retention Scheme, commonly known as the Furlough Scheme, late on Tuesday 10th November 2020.
Employer’s Talent Pool and Indirect Age Discrimination: A recent tribunal case, Ryan v South West Ambulance Services NHS Trust, considered whether an employer’s talent pool, could amount to indirect discrimination.