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Is Long Covid a Disability? Essential HR Guide for Employers

Is Long Covid a Disability? Essential HR Guide for Employers

Whether long Covid can be a “disability” for the purposes of the Equality Act has for some time been a grey area. Now we have had a ruling which, whilst not technically “binding,” will nonetheless give much needed clarity to those employers and employees looking for an answer to this important question. Is Long Covid […]

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Covid-19 Safety Procedures | A Guide for Businesses

Covid-19 Safety Procedures | A Guide for Businesses

On the 1 April 2022, the Government had removed all the remaining Covid-19 restrictions including the requirement to test if you were showing any of the original symptoms for Covid-19. As we learn to live with Covid-19, we all have a duty of care to help reduce and prevent the spread of respiratory infections including […]

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Fire Risk Assessments | Quick Workplace Checklist in 5 Essential Steps

Fire Risk Assessments | Quick Workplace Checklist in 5 Essential Steps

Ensuring your premises has up-to-date Fire Risk Assessments could well be the most crucial step you take when it comes to protecting the people and premises you are responsible for. Many commercial premises have or will continue to make arrangements to return to work after varying periods of lockdown or business disruption. The following advice […]

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Removal of Covid Restrictions

Removal of Covid Restrictions

On 21st February 2022 there were 38,400 new cases of Coronavirus in the UK, and a total of 309,200 cases over the previous 7 days. On 21st February 2022 there were also 30 deaths and a total of over 1000 deaths in the previous 7 days related to Covid-19. We review the removal of Covid […]

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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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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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