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,

The Supreme Court has delivered its decision in the Asda equal pay litigation and, as many expected, it has upheld the decisions of the previous courts. As such, Asda’s female retail store employees can now proceed with their claim by comparing themselves to the higher paid male distribution depot employees.  The female employees are claiming

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