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Changes to contracts of employment and dismissal

Changes to contracts of employment and dismissal

Changes to terms and conditions have been particularly common over the last year and British Gas have recently been in the news over their changes to terms and conditions.  If you are considering dismissal and re-engagement on new terms and conditions, what do you...

Refusal to wear a face mask at work

Refusal to wear a face mask at work

You’ve risk assessed your workplace and have put various measures into place taking into account guidance from the Government – working safely during Coronavirus  Many employers have mandated the use of face masks but what if employees refuse to wear one? Where this...

Harassment and taking all reasonable steps

Harassment and taking all reasonable steps

There has been a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case concerning Harassment.  Harassment is unwanted conduct which relates to a protected characteristic (age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or...

Common holiday queries

Common holiday queries

I get a lot of queries about holiday so I thought it might be useful to round up some common queries and misconceptions! Can I round holiday up and down? Yes, but you can only round it up, not down. My employees haven’t used their holiday entitlement, can I pay them...

Stress awareness month and work related stress

Stress awareness month and work related stress

Stress awareness month April is stress awareness month which aims to increase public awareness about causes and cures for stress.  According to the Mental Health Foundation 74% of adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they have felt overwhelmed...

No Jab, No Job?

No Jab, No Job?

Is it lawful to have a ‘no jab, no job’ policy and will it be fair to dismiss employees who refuse to be vaccinated? It would be easier to make it a condition of employment for new starters by making it a contractual term if you have a sound business reason and it is...

My Whole Self Day – 18 March 2021

My Whole Self Day – 18 March 2021

I am proud to be supporting My Whole Self, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England’s campaign for workplace culture change. In 2021 we shouldn't feel like we have to leave parts of our identity behind – be that our cultural or ethnic background, gender identity,...

Covid Testing in the Workplace

Covid Testing in the Workplace

The Government have now announced that workplace COVID-19 testing is available to all businesses, including those with less than 50 employees.  The recent press release can be found by clicking here.  Businesses are encouraged to register by 31 March 2021 to access...

Updates To The Furlough Scheme

Updates To The Furlough Scheme

Following the budget the furlough guidance has been updated as below: Furlough updatethe furlough guidance has been updated as follows: Contributions for the changes from July are laid out here: CHANGES FROM JULY Dates when furlough claims must be submitted by are...

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