Welcome to September! We sincerely hope you managed a break this summer and you are feeling refreshed and able to handle whatever the Autumn throws at you? Following the lifting of Covid restrictions in July, many businesses are hoping that their staff will return to the office over the next month or two. To help with this return we update you on changes to the Government’s health and safety workplace guides in light of the restrictions lifted on 19 July. We also look at the Government’s response to its consultation on tackling workplace sexual harassment, its guidance on mandatory vaccinations for care home staff and the extension of temporary Covid-19 right to work checks.
In our case update we look at 3 EAT decisions which said that:
- medical evidence which post-dates a dismissal is irrelevant to defending a disability discrimination claim;
- an individual does not need to be offered and accept a minimum amount of work in order to classed as a ‘worker’; and
- Tribunals must take into account that women have greater childcare responsibilities than men when considering if working patterns are indirectly discriminatory against women.
What the team have been doing recently…
Read about these topics of news:
- Is your pay and reward strategy still fit for purpose?
- Our Employment Update returns this Autumn!
- Going greener
Here are all of the Government reforms and case updates we cover this month:
- Government reforms (1): Health and Safety – Returning to the office
- Government reforms (2): Sexual harassment – Government response to consultation
- Government reforms (3): Guidance on mandatory vaccinations for care home staff
- Government reforms (4): Immigration – Right to work checks
- Case update (1): Sickness absence
- Case update (2): Employment status – Worker or self-employed?
- Case update (3): Sex discrimination – The childcare disparity
Can you count happiness? It looks like you can! If you want to know where happiness comes from and why it matters, read on …