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Furlough scheme extended and Job Support Scheme postponed

The Government has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will now remain open until the end of March 2021, with employees receiving 80% of their current salary for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500.

Article by: Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton | Published: 11 November 2020

Two-thirds of UK’s furloughed workers continued job in Covid-19 lockdown

The Guardian report that a study by economists from the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Zurich have found that women were significantly more likely to be furloughed than men doing the same type of job and 75% of furloughed men had their wages topped up beyond the 80% provided by the Government, while 65% of women enjoyed this financial benefit.

Article by: Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton | Published: 6 November 2020

Firms sign up to #10000BlackInterns scheme for workplace diversity

The Guardian report that the NHS, the law firm Linklaters and the accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers are among the large companies that have promised to cumulatively hire 10,000 black interns amid a push to improve the diversity of the UK’s professional industries.

Article by: Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton | Published: 5 November 2020

Failure to return to work amounted to resignation in constructive dismissal claim

Can an employee's failure to return to work after maternity leave be regarded as an acceptance of a employer’s repudiatory breach for the purposes of constructive unfair dismissal where she has not actually told the employer that she considers this to be the case?

Article by: Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton | Published: 2 November 2020