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Carers can self-certify that they have a medical exemption from COVID-19 vaccine

Carers can self-certify that they have a medical exemption from COVID-19 vaccine

The Department of Health has issued guidance that carers can temporarily self-certify that they have a medical exemption and that they meet the criteria for not being able to have the COVID-19 vaccine. Exemptions include: ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton September 28, 2021

Asda equal pay case: Court of Appeal decision

Asda equal pay case: Court of Appeal decision

Nicola Ihnatowicz, Employment partner at Trowers & Hamlins LLP commented: "This is the largest ever equal pay claim against a private employer, and confirms that the fact that retail and distribution staff work exclusively at different ...

Article by Nicola Ihnatowicz, Employment partner -Trowers & Hamlins LLP April 12, 2021

What are the legal obligations between notification by NHS Test and Trace and being ‘pinged’?

What are the legal obligations between notification by NHS Test and Trace and being ‘pinged’?

An employer should not be asking employees who are notified to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace to attend work in breach of their legal obligations. If notified to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton July 30, 2021

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Born under a bad sign

Born under a bad sign A celestial controversy has broken out in Austria after a company decided only to recruit workers born under certain star signs. The Salzburg Insurance Company posted an advert in major newspapers ...

Article by Viola Lloyd March 2, 2009

‘Fire and re-hire’ strike by Weetabix staff announced

‘Fire and re-hire’ strike by Weetabix staff announced

Engineers at Weetabix plants in Northamptonshire and Corby will down tools after the company tried to impose £5,000 of wage cuts using notorious fire-and-rehire tactics against employees. The union Unite will begin a series of ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton September 23, 2021

Estate agent denied early finish after maternity leave wins discrimination case

Estate agent denied early finish after maternity leave wins discrimination case

In Thompson v Scancrown Ltd, trading as Manors, Alice Thompson worked for Manors estate agents, based in Marylebone, London. The company had around 10 employees and catered to wealthy clients from overseas, particularly in the ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton September 14, 2021

The impact of Brexit on employment law

The impact of Brexit on employment law

On Christmas Eve 2020, it was announced that a free trade deal between the UK and EU had finally been agreed. At over 1,200 pages, the agreement detailed the terms of the deal between the ...

Article by Sharron Bhandal, Senior Associate - Blaser Mills Law July 26, 2021

Private members’ bill presented by MP to restrict the use of non-disclosure agreements

Private members’ bill presented by MP to restrict the use of non-disclosure agreements

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, an MP, Maria Miller, plans to introduce a bill to stop the use of non-disclosure agreements to cover up illegal activity. “When used unethically, NDAs are catastrophically damaging to ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton September 22, 2021

Woman wins sex discrimination case against French bank BNP Paribas

Woman wins sex discrimination case against French bank BNP Paribas

In the case of Stacey Macken v BNP Paribas London Branch Stacey Macken took the bank to tribunal in 2019, claiming she was paid significantly less than her male counterpart with the same job title. Macken ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton March 25, 2021

Parents who lose a child to be entitled to bereavement leave

Parents who lose a child to be entitled to bereavement leave

The BEIS have confirmed that the new Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act received Royal Assent on 13 September 2018 and provides a new workplace right to leave for bereaved parents. The Act, aimed at ...

Article by Makbool Javaid September 24, 2018