In our latest podcast, we look at an unfair dismissal case about an employee who refused to return to work due to Covid-related safety concerns, and a case about mandatory vaccination policies and whether they can amount to a breach of human rights.

https://www.mayerbrown.com/en/perspectives-events/podcasts/2021/05/episode-206–a-view-from-mayer-brown–returning-to-work-from-lockdown–two-recent-cases

As an update to our recent post, the Home Office has now pushed back the date for the changes to Right to Work checks required by UK employers.  The new rules will now begin on 21 June rather than 18 May, as had previously been proposed.

Please click here to read the update by James

Since March last year, due to Covid-19, the Home Office has allowed employers to check an employee’s immigration status in the UK by using scans or copies of documents instead of having to see the original documents.  From 17 May, this adjustment will cease and employers will once again be required to check original documents,

Just before Christmas, the Employment Appeals Tribunal delivered a landmark decision affecting UK discrimination law:  Steer v Stormsure Limited.  The case could see interim relief introduced as a new remedy in discrimination claims for claimants who have been dismissed for alleged discriminatory reasons.

 An interim relief application is similar to an interim injunction application

On Friday 26 June 2020 the UK Government published the Third Direction, which is the legislative update for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. In particular, it implements the flexible working arrangements which are permitted from 1 July 2020 under the Furlough Scheme.

We have now reviewed this Direction in full and provide a summary of

Following the UK Government’s recent publication on the plans for the wind down to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, we have produced a practical checklist to help UK employers look at the changes that need to be considered when preparing to resume business activities with a partial or full return to work.

To download the