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Coronavirus

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  • Type:
    FAQs

    Can an employer require employees to have a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination?

  • Date:
    8 December 2020
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Top 10 COVID-related claims employers could face in 2021

    We highlight 10 employment tribunal claims related to the coronavirus pandemic that employers could face in 2021 and beyond.

  • Type:
    Policies and documents

    Paternity leave policy

    Updated to include the new rate of statutory paternity pay for 2021/22.

  • Date:
    7 December 2020
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Covid-19: Will 'anti-vaxxers' pose a problem for HR?

    The UK has become the first country in the world to approve the mass use of a Covid vaccine and immunisations could start as early as next week. But a vocal anti-vaccination movement could threaten to undermine their efficacy if people refuse in large numbers. Does the vaccination debate pose problems for employers?

  • Date:
    3 December 2020
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Ethical dilemma: Can employers insist on COVID-19 vaccinations?

    As the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine receives approval from the UK medicines regulator, to what degree can employers insist that staff are vaccinated before returning to the workplace?

  • Date:
    2 December 2020
    Type:
    Law reports

    Gig economy: EU health and safety rights extend to workers, High Court rules

    In R (on the application of the Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and another, the High Court held that the Government has failed to implement properly EU health and safety Directives by excluding workers from the UK implementing legislation.

  • Date:
    30 November 2020
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Building HR resilience during the coronavirus

    HR has been on the frontline of organisational response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, meeting every challenge thrown its way. But there is concern among the HR community that the pressure being placed on them is putting their own health and wellbeing at risk. Graham Brown looks at how HR professionals can build their resilience levels during the current crisis.

  • Date:
    26 November 2020
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    New tier system: What will it mean for employers?

    When England's lockdown is lifted on 2 December, a new, more stringent regional "tier" system will be introduced that will bring in different levels of restrictions that are designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 based on the infection rate in different parts of the country.

  • Date:
    25 November 2020
    Type:
    News

    Chancellor launches Restart scheme to help jobless

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak has pledged billions of funding in today's Spending Review to help the hundreds of thousands of people who have lost their jobs because of the pandemic back into work.

  • Date:
    24 November 2020
    Type:
    Podcasts and webinars

    Podcast: Coaching skills for line managers

    Rosie Evans, behavioural scientist, discusses how HR can approach coaching, onboarding and evaluating remote workers in an emotionally intelligent way.

About this topic

HR and legal information and guidance relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19).