Welcome to our second Newsletter of 2021. We’re keeping everything crossed that this is the start of better times ahead with Government Roadmap setting out how we’ll emerge from the constraints of lockdown 3.0.and a successful vaccination roll-out.
In this issue we’ll cover the extension of the furlough scheme (again!) and we’ll update you on the steps the Government is taking to help increase Covid-19 testing in the workplace. We’ll look at how the “no jab, no job” approach might work in practice and, finally, the Government’s recent U-turn on the public sector exit payment cap and its last-minute extension to the deadline for GPG reporting.
We’ve 4 employment law cases for you in our Case Review section this issue;
- the Supreme Court’s decision that drivers who provide services to the online taxi firm, Uber, are ‘workers’, rather than self-employed.
- the EAT’s confirmation that employers have an ongoing duty to review and refresh equal opportunities, bullying and harassment training
- the Court of Appeal’s analysis of how to decide whether an employer owes an obligation of confidence when receiving information.
- the EAT’s decision on the effect of the grievance procedure on an employee’s claim for constructive unfair dismissal.
News from Menzies Law
Here are all of the Government reforms and case updates we cover this month:
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): Testing times
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): Vaccinations – Can Employers INSIST?
- Government reforms: Public Sector Exit Payments
- 2020/21 Gender Pay Gap Reporting Deadline extended
- Case update (1): Employment Status – Uber drivers confirmed ‘workers’
- Case update (2): Discrimination – Employer’s defence
- Case update (3): Confidential information – Accept with care
- Case update (4): Constructive unfair dismissal and grievance procedure
And lastly, our nothing to do with employment law bit…
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