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Employment Law Review

Thompsons’ Employment Law Review is recognised as an authoritative source of comment and discussion from our trade union law specialists. Available to read here, and also via a weekly email bulletin, the Employment Law Review offers considerable insight into the latest issues affecting trade unions and their members.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Weekly Issue 828

Pandemic dismissal

The appeal tribunal has confirmed that when an employer dismisses an employee during the course of an epidemic, the usual rules governing dismissal still apply.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Weekly Issue 824

Furlough pay

Rules laid down by the government for employers to avoid laying off employees during an epidemic did not create a contract between employees and the government.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Weekly Issue 808

Pandemic concerns

Even if an employee is concerned that a widespread condition poses a risk to their health, they have to show that the workplace itself posed a specific threat.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Weekly Issue 776

Serious and imminent danger

Even if an employee really believes that certain conditions at work pose a grave risk to their health, it is not always unfair for an employer to dismiss them.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Weekly Issue 773

Fifth of employers support “no jab, no job”

A recent poll has found that around 20 per cent of employers want to make it compulsory for staff (both now and in the future) to be inoculated against COVID-19.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Weekly Issue 760

Lawful mandatory vaccination

A tribunal has held that, in the specific circumstances of the case, it was reasonable for an employer to dismiss his employee for refusing to be inoculated.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Weekly Issue 758

Dismissal for refusal to return was unfair

A tribunal has held that an employer was not justified in sacking an employee with serious concerns about going back to the office after the health pandemic.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Weekly Issue 756

UK's sick pay problem

Although workers have been told they can stay home for a shorter period if they fall ill during the pandemic, that doesn’t help those who get little or no pay.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Weekly Issue 735

Paid time off for vaccinations

An advisory body has suggested to employers that, in order to protect their business, they should pay staff for the time off that they need to get inoculated.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Weekly Issue 727

Disabled by Covid

The UK’s union body is calling on the government to provide greater legal protection for workers who have been very ill as a result of the recent health crisis.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Weekly Issue 723

Covid deaths at work being under-reported

A major discrepancy has been uncovered between the number of deaths connected with work due to the pandemic recorded by employers as opposed to official data.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Weekly Issue 717

Coronavirus technology

According to a recent study, workers are more concerned about the potential health risks of returning to work than about the introduction of monitoring devices.