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Employment Law & HR in 2020: Reflections on the key developments

In this episode 163 of the Podcast I reflect on all that has gone on in the last year and cover the notable changes and developments in employment law and HR.

In this episode I will cover:

  • The development of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Furlough and the Job Retention Scheme.
  • Redundancy processes.
  • Development in Equality and Diversity in the workplace in the wake of the murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • The extension of the ACAS Early Conciliation time from 4 weeks to 6 weeks.
  • Developments in the Employment Tribunal process with the growing usage of video hearings.
  • Ethical veganism as a protected characteristic under the Equality Act.
  • Changes to requirements for employment contracts.

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The information contained in this Podcast and post is provided for guidance and is a snapshot of the law at the time. It is provided for your information only and should not be used as a substitute for obtaining legal advice that it specific to your particular circumstances.

The guidance should not be relied upon in any decision making process. It is strongly recommended that you seek advice before taking action.

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