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

Updated shielding guidance in Scotland

By Louise Walker, Associate Director.   Following our JEL alert yesterday where we outlined that after 1 April 2021, shielding will no longer be...
Louise Walker
19th Mar 2021

Shielding no longer required in England and Wales after 1 April 2021

By Louise Walker, Associate Director.   Individuals who are considered to be extremely clinically vulnerable have been required to shield at various...
Louise Walker
18th Mar 2021

Further Extension of the Furlough Scheme as the UK Emerges from Lockdown

By Caroline Cockbain, Associate Director.   As widely reported in the news this week, in yesterday's Spring Budget, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak,...
Caroline Cockbain
4th Mar 2021

The coronavirus vaccine – considerations for employers

By Lauren Wilson, Solicitor. For most of us, the coronavirus vaccine is the light at the end of a long, dark tunnel. As an employer, you may be wondering...
Lauren Wilson
22nd Feb 2021

Furlough Scheme Extended (Again) and 80% Contribution Promised Until April 2021

By Lauren Wilson, Solicitor.   Yesterday afternoon, the government announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough scheme) is being...
Lauren Wilson
18th Dec 2020

Treasury Direction on extended furlough scheme – Notice periods no longer covered

By David Reid, Director.   On Friday, the Treasury published its fourth Direction to HMRC on the operation of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme...
David Reid
16th Nov 2020

Rules for extended Furlough Scheme – Important change coming on notice periods?

By Louise Walker, Associate Director.   On Tuesday evening, the government published its revised rules for the extended period of the Coronavirus...
Louise Walker
12th Nov 2020

Furlough Scheme now extended to end of March

By David Reid, Director.   Yesterday afternoon, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough Scheme)...
David Reid
6th Nov 2020

Furlough Scheme extended as Job Support Scheme postponed

By David Reid, Director.   On Saturday, in conjunction with the announcement of a further national lockdown in England, the government decided...
David Reid
2nd Nov 2020

Major changes to the Job Support Scheme

By David Reid, Director.   Today, the Chancellor announced a major revision to the terms of the Job Support Scheme, which comes into force on 1...
David Reid
22nd Oct 2020

New Coronavirus Regulations

By Angela Strzyzewska, Senior Solicitor.   The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020 (‘Regulations’)...
Angela Strzyzewska
1st Oct 2020

New Job Support Scheme announced by Chancellor

By Pauline Hughes, Solicitor.   Yesterday afternoon, the Chancellor announced that a new Job Support Scheme will be introduced from 1 November...
Pauline Hughes
25th Sep 2020

New quarantine guidance released

By Caroline Cockbain, Associate Director. The government has recently published new guidance for situations where employees are returning home to the UK...
Caroline Cockbain
28th Aug 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus - Update

By Pauline Hughes, Solicitor.   Further to our recent JEL alert on the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s “Plan for Jobs” which can be accessed...
Pauline Hughes
5th Aug 2020
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