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Salary Sacrifice and Networking Event – Friday 18th March 2022

If you are based on the Isle of Wight there is an event, being hosted by Vehicle Consulting Solent which will focus on the significant …

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An employer has been ordered to pay compensation after making menopause comments

An employee recently succeeded in claiming that she had been harassed on the grounds of her sex and age following comments made by her manager about menopause.  She also won her claim of victimisation based on the treatment she received after she complained about the offending comments. 

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The requirement for health and social care workers to be vaccinated has been removed

The requirement for health and social care workers to be vaccinated has been removed. This means that those workers who are engaged by CQC regulated care homes are no longer required to have the vaccine to enable them to continue in their role.

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Why employers need to take action now for the ‘working poor’?

The working poor is a phrase used to describe those who are working but whose income is low and ultimately who struggle to pay for basic essentials like food and heating. In organisations and businesses employers who are able should be looking to increase wages in line with the Real Living Wage.

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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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A carer who was dismissed for refusing Covid-19 vaccine lost her claim for unfair dismissal

A carer who was dismissed for refusing Covid-19 vaccine lost her claim for unfair dismissal. In the recent case of Allette v Scarsdale Grange Nursing Home Ltd (1803699/2021), the dismissal of a care assistant on the grounds she refused to be vaccinated was held to be fair.

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Employee asked to stop flatulating loses disability-related harassment claim

Employee asked to stop flatulating loses disability-related harassment claim. In the recent case of Mr Tarique Mohammed v Crown Prosecution Service 3323914/2016 and others, Mr Mohammed, a barrister employed by the CPS, was unsuccessful in arguing that he had been discriminated against..

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Why should we obtain medical evidence if an employee has a medical condition?

Why should we obtain medical evidence if an employee has a medical condition? Problems can arise where an employee is off long term or has short persistent absence for the same reason. The reason for this is that the employee may have a disability under the Equality Act 2010..

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Should an Employer Cut Sick Pay for Unvaccinated Staff?

You may have seen in the news recently that both Next and Ikea have reduced the amount of sick pay an unvaccinated employee will receive if they are required to self-isolate after coming into contact with someone with Covid-19. The news has been met with a certain amount of backlash..

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Do you have to follow a procedure before dismissing an employee with under 2 years’ service?

Only employees who have 2 years’ continuous service are entitled to bring a stand-alone claim of unfair dismissal. However, there are many employment rights that do not rely on the employee having a minimum length of service and which you need to be aware of …

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Employment contracts – Out with the old and in with the new

In April 2020 changes were introduced to Section 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 meaning that employees (including workers) must be given a written statement as to the terms and conditions of their employment. This can be done in the form of a contract. 

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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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