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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 […]

Medical leave for painful menstruation – guidance for employers

Following a recent announcement, Spain could be the first European country to introduce medical leave for employees suffering from severe period pain or Dysmenorrhea. The current proposal is for leave of up to three days […]

Long Covid in the workplace

We have been living with Covid for over two years and it is still having ramifications for employers including high rates of sickness absence, health and safety implications, hybrid/homeworking and flexible working requests but also the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

National Sickie Day and Blue Monday – what can employers do?

January has arrived. The Christmas festivities are over, the new year diet and exercise plans start (and often stumble!) and it can feel like we are all on a huge sugar detox after weeks of […]

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 […]

5 steps employers can take to reduce workplace stress in 2022

A recent report by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) highlighted that over 800,000 workers have suffered from work related stress and anxiety during the past year. This makes up around 50% of the total number of ill […]

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 […]

In an employee market, are employers doing enough – not only to attract new talent, but to retain existing staff too?

Charlotte Morris, senior solicitor for esphr, explains how the current fuel crisis has highlighted long standing complaints from HGV drivers amid concerns about pay and working conditions – and how this is not the only […]

UK employment law cases spotlight – September 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. Seccombe v […]

UK employment law cases spotlight – July 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. Brightman v […]

The road to recovery – HR’s long Covid considerations

As the coronavirus pandemic continues and the country moves into a period of relaxed restrictions, there are long-lasting effects of Covid – both for victims suffering from long-term symptoms, and also businesses trying to cope […]