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How the Living with Covid plan affects employers

The prime minister has announced the “Living with Covid” plan, which provides that from 24th February 2022 people with Covid will no longer be legally required to self-isolate. Workers will no longer be required to tell their employer if they…

Covid vaccines and Statutory Sick Pay

A number of large employers, Ikea, Ocado and Next have reduced sick pay for employees who are unvaccinated. Those who are unvaccinated and need to self-isolate because of Covid-19 will now receive Statutory Sick Pay only, which is currently £96.35 a…

Highlights in employment law – 2021

As we approach the end of the year, here are highlights of the key cases in employment law in 2021. Redundancy Can the failure to offer an appeal in redundancy dismissal amount to unfair dismissal? This is a key issue faced by…

Fit notes – a temporary change

Employers are required to obtain medical evidence, which can be in the form of a fit note from a GP, after the first seven days of an employee’s sickness absence. On 17 December 2021, regulations were implemented which provide that employees…

Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for care home workers

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (the Regulations) have been approved. The Regulations were made on 22 July 2021 and come into force on 11 November 2021. The Regulations make it mandatory for a…

When do you confirm disability status?

In the recent case of All Answers Ltd v W and Another, the Court of Appeal provided clarity on when the disability status of Claimants should be assessed. It held that the long-term effect of an impairment must be considered…