We are nearly one year on since the UK government announced its first national “lock-down”, yet here we are in February 2021 and the government guidance is still for anyone who can work effectively at home to do so. Whilst coronavirus vaccinations are being rolled out across the country, in all likelihood working from home

Can employers legally enforce a mandatory vaccine policy?

Eager to return to a “safe” normality after almost a whole year of pandemic restrictions, some employers have gone so far as to commit to a mandatory “no jab, no job” policy.  This has raised many questions as to the legality of enforcing a mandatory vaccine policy

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 26 February 2021, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy will close its consultation on “measures to reform post-termination non-compete clauses” in employment contracts.

Whilst covenants and the doctrine of the restraint of trade are hotly contested battle grounds in the UK Courts, the UK does not currently have any statutory

On 5 November, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“furlough scheme”) would be extended to 31 March 2021. On 11 November, HMRC provided updated guidance which sets out detailed information on the extended furlough scheme.

As outlined in our previous post, the furlough scheme will remain

Further to our earlier post on the month-long extension of the Furlough Scheme until December (link below), Rishi Sunak has announced today (5 November 2020) that the Furlough Scheme will now be available for companies until next Spring.

The Government will continue to pay 80% of wages up to £2,500 a month for those unable

A Legal and Practical Checklist for UK Employers whose staff wish to work from outside the UK

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began to impact working life in the UK in March 2020, the workplace has changed beyond recognition. In the UK, 60% of employees are now working from home (“WFH”) on a semi-permanent basis. Without