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Discrimination claim brought against Sainsbury’s after ‘assistance cat’ refused entry shop

Posted on 10th June 2022 in Employment

A claim for discrimination has been brought against Sainsbury’s after they refused to allow an ‘assistance cat’ into one of their shops in London

Posted by

Mai Mbye

Solicitor

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What should Employers be doing when returning to the office?

Posted on 10th May 2022 in Employment

The pandemic has accelerated the trend of working from home but with the lifting of restrictions and workplaces reopening, employers are now having to think about what approach should be adopted when it comes to future work arrangements.

Posted by

Mai Mbye

Solicitor

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Employers right to work checks change on April 6th

Posted on 06th April 2022 in Employment

From 6 April employers right to work checks will change. Physical cards will no longer be accepted as part of the right to work checking process and checks will have to be done online via the Home Office online checking service.

Posted by

Joanna Parry

Associate and Solicitor

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Covid employment legislative changes

Posted on 30th March 2022 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

Prior to 25th March 2022, individuals were deemed incapable of work (for the purposes of assessing eligibility for SSP) if they were unable to work due to the need to self-isolate.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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The risk of an all at home commute

Posted on 23rd March 2022 in Employment

The Government’s Living with Covid strategy removed one of the final hurdles towards a return to full-time office working, but many are expected to continue working from home under the new regime.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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How should employers approach sabbatical requests?

Posted on 10th March 2022 in Employment

Work-life balance has very much been a talking point as a result of the covid pandemic. With this, employers have seen an increase in requests for sabbaticals.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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A word of caution as an employee is fairly dismissed for refusal to be vaccinated

Posted on 01st March 2022 in Employment

In Allette v Scarsdale Grange Nursing Home Limited, an Employment Tribunal dismissed an employee’s claim for unfair and wrongful dismissal following her refusal to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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COVID-19 and employment brief update

Posted on 01st March 2022 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

From 24 February 2022 the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test for COVID-19 no longer applies in England.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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What should I do if my employees refuse to return to the office after working from home?

Posted on 16th February 2022 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

Government guidance to work from home where possible has ended. As an employer, you may wish your staff to return to the office. However, some of your employees may be reluctant to return.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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TUPE common questions

Posted on 18th January 2022 in Employment

We are regularly asked to advise employers on the application and implications of TUPE and how they can fulfil their obligations under the regulations. Here are some of the most common issues we advise our clients on.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Reducing sick pay for unvaccinated staff

Posted on 10th January 2022 in Employment, Coronavirus Pandemic

IKEA will now be paying statutory sick pay only for unvaccinated staff who are absent from work due to self-isolation.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

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Company directors: are they employees?

Posted on 07th January 2022 in Employment

Whether or not directors are also employees is often not a simple question and can have big implications both for the individual and the company.

Posted by

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor