Welcome to our third – and bumper issue of 2021. You’ll need a large cup of something for this one! After a long lockdown we hope you’re enjoying the simple pleasure of meeting up with friends and family again – despite still needing thermal underwear some days to do so!
In this issue we update you on:
Our case update looks at several employment law cases:
Finally, the EAT has been busy considering if TUPE can apply to split the contract of a transferring worker between multiple transferees and if workers who are denied paid holiday, but take it in any event, must claim for the pay within three months of the unpaid leave.
It continues to be a busy time for all sorts of support to our clients. Themes have included quite a few questions about getting employees back to work and employees who are working from abroad at the moment. Read more about these topics:
William Amos, an MP who represents a district of Quebec, could be seen completely starkers behind a desk between the flags of Canada and Quebec. His mobile phone was the only item ‘protecting his modesty’ in a video call with the House of Commons.
The MP has expressed regret for his nudity described the incident as “an unfortunate error”.
We should point out that Mr Amos does represent the Liberal Party.
Amazon says it is “really sorry” after customers who had pre-ordered the new PlayStation 5 instead received cat food, grills and foot massagers. Obviously, disgruntled customers have resorted to social media to express their disappointment at the incorrect deliveries. Once the correct items were finally delivered no doubt some parents started to wonder why they hadn’t just kept the cat food.
A woman in Krakow, Poland was concerned about a strange animal hanging out in a tree near her house. The animal turned out to be a croissant. We don’t know what the croissant was doing in the tree or whether it was a particularly authentic one, sorry.