Employment Law Support for Employers

  1. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there have been significantly fewer developments in the field of HR and Employment Law than in previous years, with several initiatives, such as some recommendations of the Good Work Plan, postponed indefinitely. However, as the country edges closer to normality, it is expected that we will see some Employment Law […]

  2. Following on from our previous article where we discussed new legislation being brought in by the Government making it unlawful for workers to enter care homes who have not received both vaccinations from 11th November 2021 onwards, we review what practical steps employers should be taking relating to unvaccinated workers. This is not limited to […]

  3. There will be an extra Bank Holiday to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 and many employers will be questioning if an employee is entitled to this extra days’ holiday. The answer to this question will vary depending on the wording of the employee’s contract. We review the HR implications of the additional Bank […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. The kickstart scheme provides funding for employers to create fixed term positions for a duration of 6 months for 16-24 year old’s who are at risk from long term unemployment. It is designed for those receiving the universal credit benefit to work for at least 25 hours a week and gain invaluable skills to increase […]