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Covid Discrimination Claim & Employment Tribunal Ruling

Covid Discrimination Claim & Employment Tribunal Ruling

We review the recent case of a worker who lost her discrimination claim after stopping going to work over Covid concerns. She had claimed that her fear of contracting the virus was a ‘protected belief’ under the Equality Act after an employer withheld the worker’s wages. Background to Recent Covid Discrimination Claim The claimant concerned, […]

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Key HR Trends for 2022 – Is Your Business Ready?

Key HR Trends for 2022 – Is Your Business Ready?

The New Year always brings a sense of excitement and time to plan for the coming months ahead, is your business HR ready? We look into 2022 and review some of the hot topics and key HR trends for the coming year. HR Trends & Covid There is no clear end to the Covid pandemic […]

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Company Christmas Parties | Top 5 Tips

Company Christmas Parties | Top 5 Tips

The festive season is upon us and despite the advice to work from home if you can the UK government has stated that office parties can still go ahead. In this article, we review the 5 key HR challenges facing businesses and provide practical advice to help you have trouble-free company Christmas parties. Are you […]

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Plan B for Businesses | Essential Information you Need to Know

Plan B for Businesses | Essential Information you Need to Know

With cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant steadily on the rise, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement about Plan B measures coming into force from Friday 10th December, what does this mean for businesses? Understandably there are concerns about how the new measures will affect the economy, and in particular the Hospitality and Leisure industry. […]

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Mandatory Vaccination Checks in the Recruitment Process

Mandatory Vaccination Checks in the Recruitment Process

On 11th November 2021 amendments to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 came into force, mandating full vaccination of staff employed in registered care homes, unless they are exempt. The new rules also extend to any professionals visiting the homes, for example, inspectors, tradespeople, social workers and hairdressers. We review these recent amendments and […]

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Unpaid Carers Leave | An Employers HR Guide

Unpaid Carers Leave | An Employers HR Guide

In 2020, the Government consulted on the introduction of new Carer’s Leave into workplaces to support employees with caring responsibilities. It seems likely that this will be passed into law but the timeframes are not yet clear. The current Government stance is that it will be implemented when ‘parliamentary time allows’ however it is useful […]

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What’s Happening with Fire and Rehire? Your Essential HR Guide

What’s Happening with Fire and Rehire? Your Essential HR Guide

Fire and rehire has been a hot topic this year and the latest instalment was the publication on November 11th of ACAS guidance on achieving contractual changes without employees being dismissed and rehired. What is Fire and Rehire? Fire and rehire is the term used to describe the practice where businesses dismiss their employees and […]

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Christmas Rota Headache? A Practical Guide for Employers

Christmas Rota Headache? A Practical Guide for Employers

Whilst many businesses close for Christmas, for those that remain open careful Christmas rota planning is essential to avoid potential staffing headache. Some sectors have to work at Christmas; these include the hospitality industry, security, emergency services and domiciliary care sectors. Whilst some people may not mind working over the festive period, others are not […]

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