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A partial release from lockdown?

A partial release from lockdown?

On Sunday Boris Johnson announced a partial return to work for some workers and on Monday a little more detailed was provided but what does this mean in practice? Well it is quite clear that people who can work from home should still do so for the foreseeable future....
Coronavirus – The Employment Law Implications

Coronavirus – The Employment Law Implications

We are all reeling from the shock of the Coronavirus pandemic but what has changed and what do we know now? Sick Pay The Government has changed the rules on statutory sick pay (“SSP”) during the Coronavirus outbreak to entitle those who are self isolating...
Disability discrimination

Disability discrimination

To satisfy the definition of ‘disabled’ under the Equality Act 2010, an employee must show that they have a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term effect on their ability to do day to day things. To be long term, the impairment...
Shared parental pay

Shared parental pay

You may remember the Court of Appeal decision in Chief Constable of Leicestershire v Hextall last year. The Court of Appeal decided that it was not discriminatory to pay men on shared parental leave less than women on maternity leave. The special treatment women...
Age discrimination – compulsory retirement

Age discrimination – compulsory retirement

An employer must be able to justify any compulsory retirement age (CRA) by showing it is a proportionate way of achieving a legitimate business aim. An employment tribunal will look at why the CRA is necessary and appropriate, whether there is any alternative to the...
Whistleblowing

Whistleblowing

Workers are protected from being treated badly by their employer because they have made protected disclosures about malpractice. In Jesudason v Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, the Court of Appeal has looked at whether an employer’s attempts to...