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Caretaker with long Covid was a disabled person - Important ET decision

01 Jul 2022

A significant development for employers, including those in the education sector, took place last week when the employment tribunal handed down its judgment in the case of Burke v Turning Point Scotland. For the first time in a reported case, the tribunal held that an individual with long Covid met the…

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Could agency workers resolve the disruption caused by Industrial Action?

20 Jun 2022

The current legal position surrounding business disruption caused by industrial action is that if your business faces industrial action, employers are unable to recruit agencies to supply workers specifically to cover work that is not being done by lawful industrial action, however, that could soon be…

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Coming up: Simplification of Apprenticeships

14 Jun 2022

From August 2022, the government will make the apprenticeships programme simpler for employers to use. It hopes to make the system more user friendly by reducing 'bureaucratic burdens'. The improvements are set to include: · Making it simpler for individuals to accelerate their…

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The 'Great Resignation'

30 May 2022

2021 was the year deemed to be the 'Great Resignation' whereby employers witnessed mass resignations. Indeed, figures at the end of November 2021, evidenced that 4.5 million people had resigned from their positions, leading to the huge question as to why? Was this, as many espouse, a result of a…

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Long Covid: What types of claims do employers need to be aware of?

12 May 2022

People suffering from long Covid have reacted with alarm to comments by government's equalities watchdog, that the condition should not be treated as a disability. In a tweet posted on Sunday night, the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), said: " Discussions continue on whether…

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Forbes Solicitors Strengthens Manchester Offer With New Hires

09 May 2022

Forbes Solicitors has made a trio of appointments in its employment team as the firm continues to grow its presence in the Manchester market. The new hires will be based in Forbes' Manchester office and will work closely with the firm's 23 strong employment law team, as well as the firm'…

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