Covid-19: Dismissal for refusing to wear a facemask

Covid-19: Dismissal for refusing to wear a facemask In one of the first covid-19 related tribunal cases reported, a Tribunal held that an employee was not unfairly dismissed on the

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What annual leave do I have to give an employee during the pandemic?

What annual leave do I have to give an employee during the pandemic? Since the introduction of the furlough scheme, its crossover with employees’ rights to annual leave has been

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5 reasons why fertility and reproduction policies will improve your business

5 reasons why fertility and reproduction policies will improve your business Fertility and reproductive treatments are on the increase in the UK, with around 54,000 patients going through IVF and

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Fixed Term Contracts

The Do’s and Don’ts of Fixed-term Contracts Fixed-term contracts – a contractual relationship between an employee and an employer that lasts for a specified period – are a useful way

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Busting the top 3 probationary period myths!

Busting the top 3 probationary period myths What is a probationary period? A probationary period is essentially a trial period at the start of any employment, which typically lasts between

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Returning to work: How do I manage my employees’ health anxiety?

Returning to work: How do I manage my employees’ health anxiety? Many employers will now be starting to think about re-opening and getting their employees back into the workplace. For

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Do sleep-in shifts count as working time for National Minimum Wage purposes?

Do sleep-in shifts count as working time for National Minimum Wage purposes? The Supreme Court have held that sleep-in shifts will not count as working time, in the case of

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Covid-19: Do I need a workplace vaccination policy?

Covid-19: Do I need a workplace vaccination policy? While you can encourage your employees to have the coronavirus vaccine when it becomes available to them, you shouldn’t  try and compel

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IR35 Changes: What you need to know 

IR35 Changes: What you need to know  Reforms to the rules on off-payroll working (known as IR35 or the Intermediaries Legislation) are due to be extended to medium and large

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Employer defence failed because equality and diversity training was “stale”

Employer defence failed because equality and diversity training was “stale” In a very recent Tribunal case (Allay (UK) Ltd v Gehlen UKEAT/0031/20 (4 February 2021), where a colleague of the

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