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Harassment and Constructive Dismissal Claims | An Employers Guide

Harassment and Constructive Dismissal Claims | An Employers Guide

A recent case has departed from previous authority when addressing harassment and constructive dismissal claims. In the case of Driscoll v V&P Global Ltd (2021), Ms Driscoll (the Claimant) was employed as an executive assistant by the Respondents for 4 months before she resigned from her post. Her reasons for the resignation were that the […]

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Reasonable Adjustment Advice & Guidance for Employers

Reasonable Adjustment Advice & Guidance for Employers

A question that frequently arises when a person can no longer do their job for health reasons and moves to a “lesser” role, is whether their pay should continue as it was or drop to the rate for the new job. When there is disability in the picture, which is usually the case, the question […]

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A guide to the IET code of practice 5th edition changes

A guide to the IET code of practice 5th edition changes

Background on the IET code Just to give a little bit of background; the Electricity at Work Regulations (EWR) came into force in 1989, since which electrical safety management has been regularly debated and how businesses could comply with the requirements of the Regulations in the workplace. ‘Electrical equipment’, is defined in the Code as […]

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Compulsory Vaccination Legislation & Care Home Workers

Compulsory Vaccination Legislation & Care Home Workers

As of 11th November 2021, compulsory vaccination legislation * will come into force requiring that anyone aged 18 years and over who is working in a care home must have had the full course of coronavirus vaccinations, unless they have a medical exemption. Care homes in England must ensure they are adhering to the legislation […]

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Right to Work Checks After Brexit

Right to Work Checks After Brexit

Following the UK’s departure from the European Union, and the end of the transition period on 31st December 2021, employers may be wondering about their obligations around right to work checks for their European employees, and whether they need to carry out any additional checks. Whilst immigration and right to work checks are outside the […]

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COVID-19 July Guidance – Offices, Factories, Labs and similar indoor environments

COVID-19 July Guidance – Offices, Factories, Labs and similar indoor environments

From July 19th, this guidance is for those people who work in or run offices, factories, plants, warehouses, labs and research facilities and similar indoor environments. Factories, plants and warehouses include industrial environments such as: manufacturing and chemical plants food and other large processing plants warehouses distribution centres port operations Labs include indoor research environments […]

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Covid-19 July Guidance – Events and Attractions

Covid-19 July Guidance – Events and Attractions

From July 19th, this guidance is for those people who work in settings related to events and visitor attractions. Visitor attractions and recreational facilities • Indoor and outdoor attractions, such as arcades, guided tours, water parks and theme parks, family entertainment centres, funfairs and fairgrounds, visitor attractions at film studios, and animal attractions at zoos, […]

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Covid-19 July Guidance – Construction and Other Outdoor  Work

Covid-19 July Guidance – Construction and Other Outdoor Work

From July 19th, this guidance is for those people who work in or run outdoor working environments. Working outdoors includes many people in: • construction • energy and utilities • farming and agriculture (including seasonal labour) • forestry • waste management and other infrastructure • railway services • street and highway services We expect to […]

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