Morales v Premier Fruits (Covent Garden) Ltd is one of the first reported cases to be heard by an ET relating to coronavirus issues. In specified categories of automatically unfair dismissal claims, including trade union membership/activity and whistleblowing, an ET can grant an employee interim relief, i.e. an order requiring the employer to continue to employ the employee until the case is heard.
14 September 2020
he CIPD have responded to the Government’s campaign for individuals to return to their workplace stating that this should not leave them feeling pressured or duty-bound to do so. As the CiPD have been consistently advising, any employer contemplating such a return should only do so by using the following three considerations:
10 September 2020
The Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 6) Regulations 2020 have come into force providing that anyone who is advised that they should self-isolate prior to a planned or elective surgical or other hospital procedure can be deemed to be incapable of work, and therefore potentially be eligible for SSP, for up to 14 days.
9 September 2020
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