Can I be sacked for having ‘long COVID’?

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) defines long Covid as lasting for more than 12 weeks. Reported symptoms include: respiratory issues fatigue headaches problems with the heart and gut ‘pins and needles’ a condition described as ‘brain… Read on

Post-furlough whistleblowing claims

As the country emerges from Covid-lockdown restrictions, there’s been an increase in discussion about furlough fraud and the government’s robust approach to dealing with this. The most common types of fraud are likely to be: requiring an employee to work… Read on

Furlough abuse explained

In March 2020, the government introduced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). This enabled businesses to keep employees on the payroll, rather than make them redundant due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The scheme allows any full-time employee… Read on

Covid hygiene in the workplace

As an employer you have a duty of care to your staff and third parties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and under common law. This includes taking reasonable steps to protect your workers and others from… Read on

COVID-19: advice for employers

We are receiving a large number of enquires relating to the coronavirus outbreak. Below is some of the advice we are providing. If you would like us to draw up policy guidelines for your business, or if you are dealing… Read on

How will Brexit affect employment law?

Following the EU referendum in 2016, the UK will now leave the European Union on 31st January 2020. We explore the key concerns that surround the upcoming transition period and how Brexit will affect employment law. What still needs to… Read on

Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding For clients who want to fund their case using the latest donation based funding, we work with CrowdJustice (a crowdfunding platform for legal action) using their online tool specifically designed for private fundraising and tailored to employment issues.  This… Read on

New cap on public sector exit payments set to be introduced

Last month, the government finally published draft regulations setting out how it intends to limit pay-offs to public sector workers, nearly four years after it first said it would tackle the issue of six-figure termination packages. On 10 April, the… Read on

Scope leads the way on disability and wellness reporting

Disability charity Scope is the first organisation to publish its internal disability and wellness report since the government published a new framework intended to support larger employers to record and report voluntarily on disability, mental health and wellbeing in the… Read on

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