EAT Ruling Clarifies The Approach That A Tribunal Should Take To Claims Concerning Whistleblowing

A recent case in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has clarified the approach that the Tribunal should take to claims concerning protected disclosures (“whistleblowing”). Martin v London Borough of Southwark...


Updated Guidance On Compulsory Vaccination For Healthcare Workers In Care Homes

Compulsory vaccinations in the care sector Under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (Regulations), all Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered care homes must ensure...


Life After Furlough…

In March 2020, the Government announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (also known as the furlough scheme) as a means of supporting businesses and their employees during the pandemic. The...


Five Tips To Employers To Reintegrate Furloughed Staff

With the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) (also referred to as the furlough scheme) ending recently, many employers across the country will be welcoming back and reintegrating furloughed workers. Employees may have...


The End Of Furlough & Redundancies

With the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) (also referred to as the furlough scheme) ending yesterday, a number of redundancies are forecast to take place over the coming weeks and months –...


Supporting Employees During The UK Petrol Crisis

As the UK enters the fifth day of petrol panic buying, after a BP executive’s concerns about how the lorry driver shortage could impact its ability to keep up with...


Employment Tribunal Dismisses Nursery Worker’s Sex Discrimination Claim After She Was Informed By Her Employer To Show Less Cleavage

An Employment Tribunal (Tribunal) has ruled against a nursery worker who was told off by her employer for wearing a dress that showed too much cleavage. Miss L Lawrence v...


Government Starts Consultation Which Will Provide Workers With A Day One Right To Request Flexible Working

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched a consultation, which will run until 1st December 2021, seeking views on whether to make flexible working “the default...


Employment Tribunal Rules That NHS Worker Was Unlawfully Harassed Due To Her Race & Nationality

Mrs A Duralska v North Bristol NHS Trust: 1400871/2020 Background Mrs Duralska worked in the medicine division of North Bristol NHS Trust. She was subjected to offensive comments from former...


Weetabix Fire & Rehire Proposals Could Result In Strike Action

It has recently been reported that workers at Weetabix factories are due to start a series of two-day strikes in relation to a dispute over “fire and rehire” proposals in...


Could ‘No Jab No Job’ Policies Be Discriminatory?

The passing of The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021, which prohibit Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered care homes from allowing certain categories of...


EAT Uphold Decision That An Employee Was Not Automatically Unfairly Dismissed for Criticising Colleague In Relation To Protected Disclosure

Kong v Gulf International Bank (UK) Ltd Background Ms Kong was employed as Head of Financial Audit of Gulf International Bank (UK) Limited. She had made a number of protected...