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Automatically unfair dismissal

Is it automatically unfair to dismiss for failure to attend work due to COVID concerns?

A dismissal is automatically unfair if the reason for the dismissal is that the employeeView Article

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Is long COVID a disability?

According to official statistics published on 6 May 2022, an estimated 1.8 million people livingView Article

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long COVID
last straw

Can the ‘last straw’ lead to a constructive dismissal?

An employee with more than two years’ service has the right to resign and claimView Article

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Hot desking – a warning for employers

The pandemic has led to many employers introducing changes to the way in which employeesView Article

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Hot desking
fire and rehire

Fire and rehire – a new Statutory Code of Practice

The Government has announced that a new Statutory Code of Practice will be published onView Article

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Living with COVID – public health guidance for employers

The UK Health Security Agency has published new public health guidance for employers in EnglandView Article

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Public health
strike

Is an employee taking part in a strike protected from detriment?

An employee has the right not to be subjected to a detriment by their employerView Article

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Collective redundancies – what are the obligations for employers?

The widely reported dismissal of 800 employees by P&O Ferries on 17 March was followedView Article

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collective
payment in lieu of notice

Is paying an employee in lieu of notice following their resignation a dismissal?

Employers often include a payment in lieu of notice (PILON) clause in employees’ contracts ofView Article

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April 2022 – are you ready for increases in payments?

A number of statutory payments will increase in April 2022.  We have set out belowView Article

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April 2022
bereavement

New ACAS bereavement guidance published

ACAS has published new bereavement guidance to help employers deal with employees suffering a bereavementView Article

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Do agency workers have the right to apply for vacancies with a hirer?

Agency workers have the right, during an assignment, to be informed of any relevant vacantView Article

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Agency worker

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