Health and safety concerns during the Coronavirus Pandemic – when is an employee unfairly dismissed?

By Emma Grossmith, Senior Solicitor.   The Employment Appeal Tribunal has, in a recent decision, looked at circumstances in which employees may...
Emma Grossmith
13th May 2022

Increase to limits on unfair dismissal awards and redundancy pay

By Lauren Wilson, Solicitor The levels of compensation awards which can be ordered by the Employment Tribunal upon successful unfair dismissal claims are...
Lauren Wilson
3rd Mar 2022

End of legal coronavirus restrictions

By Angela Strzyzewska, Senior Solicitor On 21 February 2022, the Westminster Government published their “Living with COVID-19” plan detailing their...
Angela Strzyzewska
23rd Feb 2022

Court of Appeal – claims for unpaid holidays can go back many years

By David Reid, Director.   You may recognise the case name, Smith v Pimlico Plumbers from reading previous JEL Alerts.  
David Reid
4th Feb 2022

Dismissal for failure to take COVID-19 vaccine found to be fair

By Pauline Hughes, Solicitor.   An Employment Tribunal has found that a care home worker was fairly dismissed for refusing to take the COVID-19...
Pauline Hughes
27th Jan 2022

Re-introduction of the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

By Gillian Cumming, Senior Solicitor.   On 21 December 2021, the Chancellor announced that the SSP Rebate Scheme (the Scheme) which ended on 30...
Gillian Cumming
21st Jan 2022

Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday

By Louise Walker, Associate Director.   This year, the late May bank holiday weekend will be moved to Thursday 2 June with an additional bank holiday...
Louise Walker
18th Jan 2022

Temporary Changes to Statutory Sick Pay Rules (Evidence of Incapacity)

By Lauren Wilson, Solicitor. Emergency legislation has been passed by the UK Government which temporarily extends the period for which individuals can...
Lauren Wilson
20th Dec 2021

Just Employment Law’s Auction for Pancreatic Cancer Action Scotland

By David McRae, Managing Director.   November is pancreatic cancer awareness month and Thursday 18 November 2021 is World Pancreatic Cancer Day....
David McRae
4th Nov 2021

Minimum wage increased rates from April 2022 released

By Pauline Hughes, Solicitor.   This week, the Government announced the increased National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates which will...
Pauline Hughes
29th Oct 2021

The right to request flexible working to become a day one right?

By Angela Strzyzewska, Senior Solicitor. Currently, only employees with at least 26 weeks’ service are legally entitled to make a flexible working request...
Angela Strzyzewska
24th Sep 2021

Changes to Self-Isolation Rules

By Emma Grossmith, Senior Solicitor. The UK Government confirmed last week that those in England who are ‘double jabbed’ with the coronavirus vaccine...
Emma Grossmith
27th Aug 2021

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

By Caroline Cockbain, Associate Director.   Sexual harassment has been unlawful for decades and yet, in recent years, as more and more people perhaps...
Caroline Cockbain
26th Jul 2021

Government Publishes Working Safely Guidance for Employers in England

By David Reid, Director. With so-called “Freedom Day” having arrived in England, resulting in most COVID-related legal restrictions being lifted from...
David Reid
19th Jul 2021

Changes to the Furlough Scheme from 1 July 2021

By Lauren Wilson, Solicitor.   As we reported previously, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the “furlough scheme”) is currently envisaged...
Lauren Wilson
30th Jun 2021
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