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Unfair Dismissal & Iceland’s £3K Twirl Bar

Unfair Dismissal & Iceland’s £3K Twirl Bar

An Employment Tribunal judgment published online on 22 February 2022 concerned an Iceland employee who was awarded £3,010 compensation for unfair dismissal after admitting to her employer that she had eaten a Twirl belonging to the company that she had not paid for. On the face of it company stock is company stock and theft […]

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Redundancy Process & Discrimination Claims

Redundancy Process & Discrimination Claims

We review two recent first level tribunal decisions which upheld employees’ claims of discrimination, brought following a redundancy process. Redundancy Process | Case 1 The first, Robson v Clarke’s Mechanical Ltd involved a plumbing and heating engineer who was informed in a meeting with no prior consultation or notice that his employment would be terminated […]

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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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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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