Tag: employee rights

Another bank holiday – Employers options
Employment Law

Another bank holiday – Employers options

12 September 2022

We have another bank holiday on 19 September 2022 and employers will be wondering where they stand in terms of allowing employees/workers to take the day off. It is important to note that they do not automatically have the right to take the day off work. Employers need to look at how they approach the […]

Political Opinions and unfair dismissal
Employment Law

Political Opinions and unfair dismissal

22 August 2022

The right to bring claims against an employer for unfair dismissal usually requires an employee to have at least two years of continuous service. There are however some statutory exceptions to this rule as set out in The Employment Rights Act 1996. These exceptions are usually deemed as automatic unfair dismissal.   A person does not […]

Can long covid be a disability and what does it mean for employers?
Employment Law

Can long covid be a disability and what does it mean for employers?

22 August 2022

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has defined ‘long Covid’ – or ‘Post-Covid 19 Syndrome’ – as ‘signs and symptoms that develop during or after an infection consistent with Covid-19, which continue for more than 12 weeks and are not explained by an alternative diagnosis. It usually presents with clusters of symptoms, […]

No Jab, No Job
COVID-19 Hub

No Jab, No Job

12 August 2021

The government’s “work from home” has ended and therefore, employers may be considering introducing a no jab, no job policy. This article shall consider the legal implications of attempting to enforce such a policy. [lwptoc] What are employers and employees’ health and safety duties? All employers have a common law duty implied into their contracts […]

Returning to the Office After COVID-19
COVID-19 Hub

Returning to the Office After COVID-19

29 April 2021

As the Covid-19 restrictions are being eased, there are several issues employers should consider to ensure they are complying with government guidelines and their duty of care. Returning to the Office As we are progressing through the government’s lockdown lifting plan, employers should be planning for a phased, gradual return to the workplace. While the […]

Employee Rights After 2 Years – What Businesses Need to Know
Employment Law

Employee Rights After 2 Years – What Businesses Need to Know

01 March 2021

Under Employment Law, employees must have worked continuously for two years before they acquire full employment rights, also known as the “qualifying period” or the “two-year rule”. Unless there are outstanding circumstances, temporary workers on a fixed term are entitled to the same working conditions as their permanent employee counterparts after 12 weeks in the […]

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