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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…

The future of flexible working requests after Covid-19

With workplace restrictions beginning to lift and businesses considering bringing employees back into the workplace, this has renewed discussions surrounding flexible working. Important questions have arisen such as whether employers are able to force employees to go back into the…

Changes to the Vento Bands

Where a claim is made for discrimination or a detriment under the whistleblowing legislation, part of the compensation that can be awarded are awards for “injury to feelings”.  This is an award of damages that is compensation for hurt, humiliation,…

Sleep ins. The Supreme Court speaks

The pandemic has undoubtedly presented great challenges for care providers. The last year or so has meant that the sector has had to adapt quickly to pressures from within and externally and find innovative ways to operate. A headline issue…

Budget 2021 – Key points

Following yesterday’s announcement from the Chancellor, click here for a full summary of the Budget and here for our Tax Tables summarising tax changes. To the casual observer, the first Budget of 2021 appeared to have been fully revealed before the…