Employment Law Support for Employers

  1. With the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough Scheme) on the horizon, companies should consider what they will need to do post furlough. Furlough and Flexible Furlough are due to end 31st October 2020 and many predict large scale redundancies across the board, but in the short term there could be alternatives for […]

  2. Up to the end of July the official position across the UK has been that all employees should be homeworking if they can as a measure to contain the spread of COVID-19. From August 1st the Government position is to “give employers more discretion on how they ensure employees can work safely. Working from home […]

  3. COVID-19 has had a severe impact on all kinds of businesses large and small. While the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has helped, it is likely that a significant number of companies may need to reduce headcount to make their company viable long term. It’s essential that employers are prepared and have effective processes in […]

  4. This short article is written against the background of the me too movement and black lives matter. It’s aim is to give pause for thought, as we ask ourselves whether it’s possible that we may have at one time or another demonstrated unconscious bias. Jennifer Eberhardt is a Professor, in the Department of Psychology at […]

  5. The Government have now set out their plans to ease the lockdown, one of which was to actively encourage the nation to return to work where it is safe to do so – if the work cannot be done from home. Many UK employers will already have been considering strategies for re-opening and recalling employees […]

  6. Despite many UK businesses still being affected by lockdown restrictions, this can’t be used as an excuse to bypass the rules or cut corners when it comes to Disciplinary and Grievance procedures. Aside from some specific amendments to legislation as a response to the outbreak, unless advised otherwise officially by the Government, the law remains […]

  7. Cross examining a witness via video conference call would never have been considered by the Employment Tribunal system a few weeks ago but there is a possibility that remote Employment Tribunals could take place in the future. Although we are a long way from full merit hearings taking place via video conferencing, it is not […]

  8. According to a recent report from the Night Time Industries Association the UK’s night-time economy is Britain’s fifth biggest industry, accounting for a minimum 8% of the total UK workforce. In some night working cases such as hospital work, armed forces and care work, these shifts are essential in the running of the organisation. It’s […]