New Legislation protects Furloughed Employees

Throughout the pandemic lockdown, the UK government has constantly encouraged employers to pay employees their full wages instead of the furlough pay alone, yet this did not always prove feasible for most organisations. Subsequently, issues arose when certain employers making redundancies calculated statutory notice on the basis of reduced furlough pay applicable at the time,…

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Redundancy vs Reduced Hours

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers have been faced with significant financial constraints caused by a reduction in business or a total temporary closure. This problem instigates employers to render many employees redundant. Nevertheless, redundancy is, as a rule-of-thumb, a matter of last resort. Employment Tribunal decisions provide employers with essential knowledge as…

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£20,000 for Muslim hairdresser order to pick up dog droppings

An employment tribunal has awarded £20,000 in compensation to a Muslim hairdresser who was continually discriminated against and made to clean up dog faeces upon the salon owner discovering the particulars of her faith. Ms Bond, a Colwyn Bay hairdresser, was dismissed in July 2018 following a long-term period of absence caused by mental health…

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Employers & the Coronavirus – Addressing the Situation

Amid the significant outbreak of COVID-19 – or the Coronavirus, as it is more commonly known – in various European states in the last couple of weeks, employers are finding themselves facing insurmountable pressure to determine what action to take if an employee would have returned from a high-risk destination. Serious precaution should be taken…

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