In Cowie and ors v Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the EAT has held that an employer’s paid special leave policy during the Covid-19 pandemic did not give rise to discrimination arising from disability or indirect sex discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.
In response to the rise of “long COVID” cases in the UK, ACAS has recently published new guidance on long COVID for both employers and employees/workers to consider.
The Government has announced that more than 3.79 million clinically extremely vulnerable people in England will now be informed that they are no longer advised to shield from 1 April 2021.
The enforcement of gender pay gap reporting was suspended in 2020 as a result of the unprecedented times we found ourselves in due to COVID-19, meaning there was no expectation on employers to report their data.
Pimlico Plumbers hit the headlines last week following the announcement that the company will not be offering jobs to individuals who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be drafting new employment contracts for its workforce to include a vaccine requirement.
In our new article, we provide an overview of the final extension on the protection from eviction for commercial tenants.
Last week, the Government published its response to the House of Common’s Petitions Select Committee’s recommendations that certain family-friendly rights be extended in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are new regulations that suspend and amend Schedule 29 of the Coronavirus Act 2020. All new possession notices will now have to comply with the extended notice periods.
Company secretaries servicing organisations in both the private and voluntary sector will have breathed a collective sigh of relief that the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill is making rapid progress through the chambers of Parliament.
This blog seeks to explain the rules around the new quarantine guidance and what to do if your employees go abroad this summer.