There is a lot of information out there on television and radio in relation to the Coronavirus and the impact on employment rights. Much of the speculation and comments are being made by individuals who are not employment lawyers, nor do they have employment law expertise. They are also propagating misinformation based on their own sources – which may not be official.

We appreciate at this difficult time, you may be receiving lots of queries from staff based on what they see and hear, however we remind you that it is always important to check in with your legal advisors if needed, and to encourage staff to rely on published government guidance only.


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Author: Rafia Ahmad

Senior Solicitor, ESP Law Ltd

Rafia trained and qualified with Wedlake Bell LLP, a London City law firm where she was an employment solicitor for six years before moving to the fast paced trading floor of Cantor Fitzgerald LLP, a London based New York prime brokerage/investment bank as in-house employment counsel. Prior to joining ESP, Rafia was a senior employment solicitor for five years with Backhouse Jones, the UK’s number one national road transport law firm. She advises on all employment matters both contentious and non-contentious including tribunal proceedings.

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