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Acas publish advice for all employees returning from Spain

Acas publish advice for all employees returning from Spain

Acas have published formal advice for all employees returning from Spain after the sudden decision to reimpose quarantine. Employees returning from Spain should talk to their employer as soon as possible as they will not ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton August 3, 2020

HMRC update 5 CJRS online guides and publish 4 new pieces of guidance

HMRC update 5 CJRS online guides and publish 4 new pieces of guidance

HMRC have updated five pieces of online Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) guidance for employers and published four new pieces of guidance as set out below. Employers are advised to read the ‘new’ guidance in ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton June 22, 2020

Government sets out details of new UK points-based immigration system coming into force from 1 January 2021

Government sets out details of new UK points-based immigration system coming into force from 1 January 2021

After much anticipation, the Home Secretary announced on 19 February, the introduction of the new Points-Based System (PBS), timed to coincide with the UK’s full withdrawal from the EU by the end of the year. ...

Article by Sundeep Rathod (Senior Associate and Head of Business Immigration) March 12, 2020

£9,500 award for injury to feelings after rape and erection comments

£9,500 award for injury to feelings after rape and erection comments

In Houlihan v Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd and Mr DM, an ET was faced with a situation which sometimes crops up in harassment cases where one person says “yes you did” and the other says “no, ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton July 21, 2020

Dismissal fair for excessive use of internet for personal purposes during work time

Dismissal fair for excessive use of internet for personal purposes during work time

In Hall v Weightmans LLP, during an interview to investigate why H had allegedly brought her daughter and grandchildren to the firms premises to share lunch and then leaving them on site unaccompanied, H alleged ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton July 27, 2020

UK points-based immigration system: further details statement

UK points-based immigration system: further details statement

In February 2020, the Government published its Policy Statement on the UK’s new Points-Based Immigration System. The Home Office have now published a 130 page statement which provides further details for applicants, employers and educational ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton July 28, 2020

Almost 1,900 reports of furlough fraud to HMRC

Almost 1,900 reports of furlough fraud to HMRC

As of 29 May, Personnel Today report that HMRC had received 1,868 reports of fraudulent use of the Coronavirus Job retention Scheme to its digital reporting service. This is more than double the number of ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton June 11, 2020

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ECJ confirms meaning of establishment for collective redundancy consultation

Following its decision in the Woolworths/Usdaw case, the ECJ has published its judgment in Lyttle and others v Bluebird UK Bidco 2 Ltd which we highlighted in our ‘cases to look out for in 2015’ ...

Article by Viola Lloyd January 8, 2016

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Failure to address menopause amounted to sex discrimination

In Merchant v British Telecommunications plc a tribunal held that direct sex discrimination had occurred when an employer had failed to treat an employee's menopause in the same way as other medical conditions when applying ...

Article by Viola Lloyd April 18, 2012

No requirement to report gender pay gap data for 2019/20

No requirement to report gender pay gap data for 2019/20

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Government Equalities Office and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have taken the decision to suspend enforcement of the gender pay gap deadlines for this reporting year, i.e. ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton March 30, 2020