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D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Dobson v North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
A landmark ruling has recently been handed down by the President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal, in which Justice Choudhury, ruled that employment tribunal’s judgments must take childcare disparity into account, particularly in respect of indirect discrimination claims. 
Charities Bill Update
For company secretaries looking for helpful reading in advance of this year’s “staycation”, they might consider the recently published Charities Bill 2021.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Managing an Uncertain Summer with Employees and International Travel
The international travel ban in the UK, which has been in place for the majority of the COVID-19 pandemic, was lifted by the UK government on 17 May 2021. However, with the introduction of the government’s traffic light system on international travel, including the potential for quarantine or self-isolation requirements, it could be a difficult summer for employers to navigate.
Residential lease extensions and enfranchisement
The Government have recently updated and made changes to the Capital Funding Guide in relation to proposals regarding enfranchisement, lease extensions and shared ownership. In this article, we will give an overview of the new changes and discuss what they mean.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Kane v Debmat Surfacing Ltd
An Employment Tribunal has found in favour of an employee, Mr Kane, in his claim for unfair dismissal, when his employer, Debmat Surfacing Ltd, took the decision to dismiss him, when he was allegedly seen at a pub during a period of sick leave from work.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Forstater v Centre for Global Development
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has recently handed down its decision in the case of Forstater v Centre for Global Development, which is going to have a considerable impact upon comments in relation to transgendered persons, harassment and free speech.
Purchasing a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV): Key issues to consider at the outset
Opportunities for the acquisition of land and property assets are increasingly being presented to potential purchasers, including private investors and registered providers.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: ACAS publishes new long COVID guidance for employers
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.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Rodgers v Leeds Laser Cutting Ltd
An Employment Tribunal has recently ruled that an employee had been fairly dismissed when he failed to attend his workplace due to Covid-19 concerns.
Important Changes following the introduction of The Fire Safety Act
The Fire Safety Act received Royal Assent on 29 April 2021 and will shortly be on the statute books.
The Kids’ Company Case – Moving a Line in the Sand
In our new article, Partner and Head of Social Housing Andrew Cowan, and Consultants Andrew Crawford and Keith Jenkins, discuss the High Court judgment in the recent Kids Company case, and what it means for charity trustees.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Fire and Rehire
A poll carried out by the GMB union has found that 76% of the British public think that employer “fire and rehire” tactics should be banned.