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From thought leadership pieces to basic training resources, our lawyers regularly produce leaflets, briefings, newsletters and brochures. Our aim is to help keep our clients ahead of the curve.

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D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Vaccinations – “No jab no job”
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.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Employer understanding of the gender pay gap
Last month, the Government Equalities Office published its annual report of the results of research from 2019 into employers' understanding of the gender pay gap and their experiences of complying with the applicable regulations.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Can an employer require its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19?
The announcement this week that the NHS has begun the largest mass vaccination campaign in its history in relation to the approved COVID-19 vaccine is welcome news to many.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Changes to the criminal records checking regime
In this blog, we look at the impact of legislation passed this week in relation to criminal records checking and at what else the Government is proposing in this area.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: The Extended CJRS Guidance
On 5 November 2020, the Government announced that it would be extending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which was due to end on 31 October 2020, until 31 March 2021.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Whistleblower protection during Covid-19
Whistleblowing charity Protect has published a report analysing over 600 calls received on its advice line between March and September 2020.
What employers need to know as of 5 November 2020 in respect of new restrictions in England
The Government announced new national restrictions in England from 5 November 2020 until 2 December 2020 and in response to the financial implications of that, confirmed the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Extended CJRS). The Government has since announced that the Extended CJRS will remain open until 31 March 2021.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Ryan v South West Ambulance Services NHS Trust
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a senior NHS manager was indirectly discriminated on the grounds of her age as she was not able to secure two promotions because she was not a member of the Respondent’s ‘talent pool’.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Updated ICO Guidance on DSARs
Last week, the ICO published new detailed guidance on how organisations should handle data subject access requests.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Managing and supporting employees suffering domestic abuse
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Equality and Human Rights Commission have recently published 'Managing and supporting employees experiencing domestic abuse: a guide for employers'.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Higgs v Farmor’s School – Protected beliefs under the Equality Act 2010
Last month an Employment Tribunal held that the philosophical beliefs of an employee that gender cannot be fluid and that an individual cannot change their biological sex or gender were protected beliefs under the Equality Act 2010.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Amendments to the Employment Tribunal Rules
Last month we reported on the Minutes from the 41st Employment Tribunals National User Group meeting, where the backlog of cases in the Employment Tribunals, caused by the abolishment of Tribunal fees in 2017 and Covid-19, was discussed.