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  • A safe return to work
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  • Covid risk to workers
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Weekly Issue 717

Coronavirus technology

According to a survey by the technology company, Disruptive Technologies, more than 50 per cent of workers are worried about returning to the workplace (...).

Vulnerable and migrant workers

Weekly Issue 717

Legal protection

The Supreme Court has held in Uber BV v Aslam and ors that, when trying to decide whether individuals are workers or not, tribunals must first consider whether they fall withi ...

Employment rights

Weekly Issue 717

Tribunals are courts

In order to protect the rights of third parties, for instance in circumstances where one of the parties to a contract which was insured has gone bust, the law says that a “cou ...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Weekly Issue 716

A safe return to work

The TUC has published a report warning that, as hospitality and non-essential shops prepare to reopen in England on 12 April, infections could rebound if workplaces are not Co ...

Pensions

Weekly Issue 716

Priority pension schemes

A defence available to employers accused of unlawful discrimination is that it was to avoid being in contravention of a statute. In London Fire Commissioner v Sargeant and ors ...

Equality, discrimination and harassment

Weekly Issue 716

Lack of evidence

It is unlawful for an employer to subject a worker to a detriment (disadvantage) because they complained about being discriminated against. In Chief Constable of Merseyside Po ...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Weekly Issue 715

Covid risk to workers

A TUC survey of more than 2,000 workplace safety representatives has found that many employers are failing to follow Covid-secure rules and keep workers safe (...).

Equality, discrimination and harassment

Weekly Issue 715

Refresher training

The law states that, when defending a claim of racial harassment, employers can argue that they took “all reasonable steps” to prevent it. In Allay (UK) Ltd v Gehlen, the Empl ...

Unfair dismissal

Weekly Issue 715

Camera angle

The law says that one of the fair reasons for dismissal is misconduct. In Northbay Pelagic Ltd v Anderson, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that when Mr Anderson installed ...

Vulnerable and migrant workers

Weekly Issue 714

Sleep-in care workers lose out

The Supreme Court has held in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake and Shannon v Rampersad and anor that “sleep-in” care workers are only entitled to the national minimum wa ...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Weekly Issue 714

Furlough scheme one year on

A year ago, few of us had even heard of the term “furlough”. Yet it is now a recognised term of our working lives and will remain so following the Chancellor’s announcement in ...

Equality, discrimination and harassment

Weekly Issue 714

Not a protected act

In order to successfully claim victimisation under the Equality Act, claimants have to show that they carried out a “protected act” based on a protected characteristic, such a ...