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Coronavirus (COVID-19) & Absence Management

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Updated: 23rd March 2020 What if an employee triggers your Absence Management Policy as a result of being infected or self-isolating in accordance with government guidance? Fairness: Employers are under a duty to act reasonably in all the circumstances. Therefore, we foresee that an Employment Tribunal would take a dim view if an employee on…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Statutory Sick Pay

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Updated: 6th April 2020 The Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) Regulations 2020 came into force on Friday 13th March 2020. When do the Regulations apply? They provide that anyone isolating themselves from other people in such a manner as to prevent infection or contamination with coronavirus, in accordance with guidance published by Public Health…

Unfair Dismissal & The Role of an Investigator

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This month we are looking at the tribunal case of Uddin v London Borough of Ealing. This case was heard by the EAT, where it was considered whether an employee had been unfairly dismissed when the investigating officer failed to inform the dismissing manager that the alleged victim of a sexual assault by the employee…

Employment Law Update – February 2020

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In this months employment law update we have a whole host of cases which focus on workplace investigations. For advice on Coronavirus (COVOID-19) please click here. We’ve looked at the case of Uddin v London Borough of Ealing, where an unfair dismissal case made it all the way to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) and…

Employment Law Update – January 2020

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Happy new year and welcome to the first employment law update of 2020. By now, most people will have returned to work. Many will have come back with the hope of having, and sticking to, a new year’s resolution. And if that resolution has been to go green and become vegan, some managers may well…

The Biggest Tribunal Cases of 2019, and What to Look Out for in 2020

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The most significant tribunal cases of 2019 saw decisions made in both the European and UK courts. We’ve put together a roundup of a few of the most notable Tribunal cases that are still under appeal, and therefore you might want to watch out for in 2020. To keep up to date next year, be…

Employment Law Update – November 2019

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It seems like just yesterday we were kicking off 2019 and wondering what the year would hold. Now we are at the final employment law update of 2019 and it is fair to say that it has been an interesting year. Key areas such as holiday pay and employment status have been a constant, but…

Employment Law Update – October 2019

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The nights are now drawing in and it’s definitely starting to feel like winter. Don’t worry if you don’t feel like going out into the cold, we’re bringing all the latest developments in the world of employment law to you. As always, our newsletter gives you an overview of the key decisions, to make sure…

Employment Law Update – September 2019

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Welcome to the first employment law update for the Autumn season! It’s hard to believe that the Summer is over already. We hope that you are feeling refreshed and ready for the final quarter of 2019. We took a short break with our updates in August, so this month’s edition is jam packed with all…

Employment Law Update – July 2019

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Welcome to our July employment law update, where we look at the latest interesting cases from the employment tribunal. The holiday season is upon us, just in time for the next instalment of the holiday pay saga that has been making its way through the courts for quite some time. For full case updates, please…

Employment Law Update – June 2019

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In this months employment law update we bring you a range of cases, all of which involve attempts to test boundaries, either in the context of the employment relationship or with regards to the interpretation of employment legislation. For full case summaries, please sign up to our monthly employment law updates. Firstly, we have Ms…

Employment Law Update – May 2019

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Welcome to this months employment law update. May has been a busy month with Mental Health Awareness Week, Learning at Work Week and Women’s Health Week – there’s been lots to think about! It’s also been a busy month for the Courts, which means we have a broad range of cases for you, covering everything…

Employment Law Update – April 2019

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Spring is officially in bloom, and we’re bringing you a few cases that haven’t quite been a walk in the park. This month the cases focus on making fresh connections; be that the connection between a disability and unfavourable treatment or the overlap between different processes. For the full case update – sign up to…

Employment Law Update – March 2019

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This month we have a selection of employment tribunal cases which focus on the reasons that sit behind employers’ decisions, because when it comes to employment law, it is often the case that the rationale behind a decision matters as much, if not more, than the decision itself. These cases demonstrate the way in which…

Employment Law Update – February 2019

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Welcome to this month’s employment tribunal round-up, which may challenge some of what you thought you knew. We have some cases that query supposedly settled legal principles as well as some planned changes to long-standing legislation. For full case summaries, please sign up to our employment law update. First up, the case of Chatfeild-Roberts v…

Employment Law Update – January 2019

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Welcome to the first Employment Tribunal update of 2019! A new year inevitably brings promises of fresh starts and ambitious resolutions. If your plan for 2019 involves keeping up to date with changes in the world of employment law, we can help. We have summarised some of the latest cases for you below. As is…

Employment Law Update – November 2018

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It’s getting cold outside! Put the kettle on and take some time to get stuck in to Novembers employment tribunal update. This month, we cover a host of cases which pose some interesting questions, with answers that may take you by surprise. Within these cases, there is an important reminder that the unique factual matrix…

Employment Law Update – October 2018

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The employment tribunals have been dishing out a myriad of tricks and treats for employers during this Halloween season. Here’s our round up of what’s been going on in the Tribunals throughout October, as well as a few helpful employment law updates thrown in there as Vista’s treat. If you would like to receive full…

Employment Law Update – September 2018

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What a scorching summer it’s been! We hope everyone has enjoyed the weather and some well-deserved time off over the holiday season. It’s not been so rosy for the employment tribunals, who have been getting a little hot under the collar with ACAS reporting another huge increase in tribunal claims. Here’s a roundup of what’s…

Employment Law Update – July 2018

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Welcome to the first (of many) monthly updates where we bring you a roundup of the most recent employment tribunal decisions. During July, HR professionals will have heard a plethora of questions around employment status, specifically focussed on the cases of Addison Lee, Pimlico Plumbers and Uber. Here’s what’s been happening… The issue of employment…