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Dismissal for raising lots of grievances fair

Paul Burton
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The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld an employment tribunal’s decision that a dismissal was fair when an employee raised a lot of grievances that he refused to progress. Paul discusses.

Can a fear of catching Covid be a belief?

Chris Dobbs
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Chris Dobbs looks at a recent case where a claimant failed in her claim that her views on covid amounted to a belief. Chris details the ins and outs of the case and provides advice for employers going forward.

Ikea cut pay of unvaccinated staff self-isolating

Paul Burton
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News emerged this week that Ikea has cut the sick pay of unvaccinated staff who are forced to self-isolate. Employment Solicitor Paul Burton takes a look at the story and discusses the ramifications for employers and employees.

Emergency legislation to increase self-certification period for sickness

Paul Burton
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There has been a temporary change to the period of time which employees can be on sick leave without a doctor's note. Employers will need to be aware of the new period of time for self certification.

Moped courier a 'worker' and not self-employed despite limited substitution

Paul Burton
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Paul Burton looks at a case where the definition of a worker was disputed. The Court of Appeal upheld an employment tribunal’s decision that a moped courier was a worker, and not self-employed, despite there being a right of substitution.

Preliminary Issues in Disability Discrimination Claims

Chris Dobbs
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Chris Dobbs looks at a recent EAT case where disability and sex discrimination was claimed surrounding a woman's menopause symptoms. Chris discsses the key considerations for employers in such cases.

Is it discrimination if an employer only found out about a disability after dismissal?

Paul Burton
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In a recent case, a dismissed employee claimed disability discrimination.

Paul looks at this case, discussing whether the employer was discriminatory, despite having no knowledge of the disability at the time.

Not receiving paid breaks lawful for part-time workers

Paul Burton
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In this article, Employment Partner Paul Burton looks at a recent case where a part-time employer claimed less favourable treatment due to not receiving paid breaks. Paul discusses the implications of the EAT's decision for employers.

Top 5 Hybrid Working Considerations for Employers

Chris Dobbs
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Employment Solicitor Chris Dobbs outlines some key considerations for employers to try and limit the risk of hybrid working disputes and claims

Returning to work from Furlough - Q&A

Chris Dobbs
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After the end of furlough, Employment Solicitor Chris Dobbs answers some of your questions on returning to work, providing advice for employers on what grounds employees can refuse to return.

Topical Discrimination Issues Summary Video

Chris Dobbs
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It was great to be back on Wednesday 15th September, when we held our first in-person employment event since the start of the pandemic. Thank you to those who turned up to the session, we very much enjoyed having you there. For those who missed it, or just...

Is protecting pay of a disabled employee a reasonable adjustment?

Paul Burton
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Is protecting pay of a disabled employee a reasonable adjustment? Paul Burton looks at a recent case where it was found that it was not reasonable for an employer to continue to pay teacher's rates to an employee after she'd switched roles and had completed a period of protected pay.

How Final are Final Written Warnings?

Chris Dobbs
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A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case looked at the extent to which a Tribunal is expected to look beyond a ‘final written warning’ in assessing the fairness of a dismissal. Employment solicitor Chris Dobbs considers when a final written warning and a capability dismissal is unfair.

Unfair dismissal because furlough not considered as part of redundancy consultation

Paul Burton
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In this article, Employment Partner Paul Burton looks at a recent case where the ET decided unfair dismissal because furlough wasn’t considered as part of a redundancy consultation. He looks at what transpired and discusses the implications for employers.

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