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Can a worker carry over holiday pay when employer had said they were self-employed?

Paul Burton
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In this article, Employment Partner Paul Burton looks at the reversal of a recent case.

The case has important takeaways for employers, regarding paid & unpaid holiday and the carrying over of such annual leave.

COVID restrictions relaxed and the impact on the workplace

Paul Burton
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The latest COVID guidance was released recently, which states changes to self-isolation & testing rules.

Employment Partner Paul Burton outlines the latest guidance and discusses the implications for employers.

Care home worker fairly dismissed for refusing vaccination

Paul Burton
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Paul Burton looks at a recent case where a care worker was fairly dismissed for vaccine refusal, prior to the mandatory vaccination legislation. Paul discusses the implications of this case in Employment Law.

Disability discrimination case in the Ministry of Justice

Chris Dobbs
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A Reading Employment Tribunal found that a Solicitor-Judge was discriminated against after the Ministry of Justice, through HMCTS (HM Courts & Tribunals Service), failed to provide reasonable adjustments to the workplace. 

Employment Solicitor Chris Dobbs takes a look at this case, discussing the importance of reasonable adjustments for employers.

Taxi driver 'not a worker'

Paul Burton
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Employment Partner Paul Burton looks at a recent case, where a Taxi driver’s status as a ‘worker’ was disputed.

Paul discusses the facts of the case and the wider implications in Employment Law.

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.

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