In Kelly v PGA European Tour, the EAT had to consider the scope of an ET’s powers to order re-engagement to a different job which is comparable or suitable given the nature of the employment, as a remedy for finding unfair dismissal.
8 September 2020
The EAT’s decision in K v L is a stark reminder of the need f0r an employer to have sufficient evidence to be able to form a reasonable belief that an employee has committed an act of misconduct. A schoolteacher, K, was charged with possession of indecent images of children but a decision was made not to prosecute.
7 September 2020
As Covid-19 is changing the way people work and impacting working environments and arrangements the Access to Work scheme has been extended to those disabled people working from home or in the workplace so they can benefit from extra help.
4 September 2020
The CIPD report 'Managing drug and alcohol misuse at work', stresses the need for employers to take a preventative and proactive approach to drug and alcohol misuse. This comes at a time when the research found that the coronavirus pandemic and the current period of economic uncertainty could make people feel more anxious or vulnerable e.g. 27% of employees said their alcohol consumption has increased as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and related restrictions.
3 September 2020
The Association of Taxation Technicians report that the first wave of compliance letters regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) were issued last week as HMRC moves into the post transaction review phase of the scheme. HMRC will be asking questions where they have concerns over the validity of claims.
2 September 2020
The Department for Work and Pensions have published information and guidance for both employers who will have to make redundancies and employees who are being made redundant. The guidance for employers includes information about the free Rapid Response Service, a redundancy service designed to give both employers and employees support and advice.
1 September 2020
New research involving 200 UK business decision makers by Centrify, who provide Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions, has revealed that 39% have admitted to dismissing staff members due to a breach of company cyber security policy since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak.
26 August 2020
The BEIS has published guidance for employees and employers who have to self-isolate after returning to the UK unless they’re travelling from a country with a quarantine exemption. This follows the recent additions to the list of those countries where a 14-day quarantine period is required upon return to the UK.
25 August 2020
The CIPD have published a new guide outlining how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme affects redundancy procedures. The CIPD highlight that the nature of the virus will mean that employers must consider adapting their usual redundancy procedures.
24 August 2020
Sainsbury’s has signed a legally binding document with the EHRC after being found liable for sexual harassment against a member of staff. While Sainsbury’s had made improvements to its understanding, policies, practices and procedures since the judgement, the EHRC suggested entering into a Section 23 agreement under the Equality Act 2006, which is due to last for 18 months from this summer.
21 August 2020