Coronavirus - workplace management
In Rodgers v Leeds Laser Cutting Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld a tribunal's decision that the employee's dismissal for refusing to return to the workplace because of concerns about the pandemic was not automatically unfair for a health and safety reason.
In Allette v Scarsdale Grange Nursing Home Ltd, an employment tribunal held that a care-home worker was fairly dismissed when she refused to be vaccinated against coronavirus.
With coronavirus-related employment tribunal rulings now appearing regularly, we examine four early examples of first-instance decisions where an employer dismissed an employee who refused, or was reluctant, to attend work because of health and safety concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In An Operations Coordinator v A Facilities Management Service Provider, the Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland found that a worker was constructively dismissed when she resigned after she raised concerns about safe working and her employer rejected her request to work remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.
Employment law cases: HR and legal information and guidance relating to workplace management during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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