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UK employment law cases spotlight – May 2022

Our legal team has come together to compile a rundown of employment law cases – including the background and decisions made – that HR and employee relations (ER) professionals should be aware of. Mendy v […]

UK employment law cases spotlight – April 2022

Our legal team has come together to compile a rundown of employment law cases – including the background and decisions made – that HR and employee relations (ER) professionals should be aware of. Radia v […]

UK employment law cases spotlight – March 2022

Our legal team has come together to compile a rundown of employment law cases – including the background and decisions made – that HR and employee relations (ER) professionals should be aware of. Ljegede v […]

Employment law consequences arising from P&O

P&O dismissed 800 employees, without consultation, and replaced them with agency workers reportedly paid less than the UK National Minimum Wage (NMW). There has been public and political outcry at the situation and widespread frustration […]

P&O Ferries dismissals and collective consultation

There is widespread disbelief at the turnaround of dismissals at P&O Ferries yesterday, with reports suggesting that 800 of the firm’s employees are to be replaced with agency workers. We do not know the full […]

UK employment law cases spotlight – February 2022

Our legal team has come together to compile a rundown of employment law cases – including the background and decisions made – that HR and employee relations (ER) professionals should be aware of. Slade and […]

Smith v Pimlico Plumbers – Court of Appeal decision on workers and unpaid leave

The recent Court of Appeal case of Smith v Pimlico Plumbers issued 1 February 2022 deals with (i) whether an individual who successfully argued that he was a worker rather than self-employed could claim for outstanding holiday […]

Temporary extension of self-certification for SSP – Ceased from 27 January 2022

The temporary arrangements, designed to ease pressure on GPs in connection with the Omicron variant and vaccination boosters programme, extended the self-certification period for SSP from 7 to 28 days. This meant that for any […]

UK employment law cases spotlight – January 2022

Our legal team has come together to compile a rundown of employment law cases – including the background and decisions made – that HR and employee relations (ER) professionals should be aware of. Hope v […]

Cutting isolation pay for non-vaccinated staff

IKEA has recently been in the news for announcing that unvaccinated staff will not benefit from company sick pay if forced to isolate due to Covid exposure. They are the latest in a number of employers to […]

Changes to SSP – 28 days of self-certification

It has long been established that employees may self-certify their sickness absence for 7 days, after which they must provide medical evidence to confirm that they are not fit for work so as to confirm […]

UK employment law cases spotlight – November 2021

Our legal team has come together to compile a rundown of employment law cases – including the background and decisions made – that HR and employee relations (ER) professionals should be aware of. Fa Carillion […]

UK employment law cases spotlight – October 2021

Our legal team has come together to compile a rundown of employment law cases – including the background and decisions made – that HR and employee relations (ER) professionals should be aware of. Kong v […]

Autumn Budget 2021 – Key points for employers at a glance

A lack of revenue-raising measures meant that Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s third budget was decidedly less headline-stealing than usual. In fact, most recently, the March 2021 package saw taxation soar by £65bn – the highest total […]

Government introduces temporary visas to overcome labour crisis

The UK is currently experiencing a worker shortage across many sectors, most notably HGV drivers which has been brought into focus during the recent issues affecting petrol stations and supermarkets. With a series of product […]