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  • Date:
    1 April 2020
    Type:
    News

    Frontline health workers granted visa extension

    Home secretary Priti Patel has announced that frontline NHS workers whose visas are due to expire before 1 October will be granted free automatic extensions to allow them to remain in the country and support the coronavirus effort.

  • Date:
    30 March 2020
    Type:
    News

    Met Police asks retired officers to return

    The Metropolitan Police Service is calling on retired officers to return to duty and urging those nearing retirement to stay on.

  • Date:
    12 March 2020
    Type:
    News

    Budget 2020: Seven things employers may have missed

    Given the covid-19 coronavirus has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, chancellor Rishi Sunak's Budget announcement yesterday was rightly focused on the how the Government would support employers and workers as the UK attempts to contain the spread of the virus.

  • Date:
    17 February 2020
    Type:
    Law reports

    Age discrimination: Dismissed banker told "you're old and set in your ways"

    In Kirk v Citibank NA and others, an employment tribunal held that a senior banker who was dismissed following a redundancy process was subjected to direct age discrimination and unfairly dismissed.

  • Date:
    17 December 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    Right to work: Employer wrong to rely on checking service

    In Badara v Pulse Healthcare Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that the employer should not have relied solely on negative Home Office checks when it dismissed the employee for failing to provide right to work documentation.

  • Date:
    27 November 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Police sector: Shift and night working

    We look at how shift and night working operates in the police sector and some of the initiatives aimed at reducing the potential negative impact of such working patterns.

  • Date:
    26 November 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    Whistleblowing: Court of Appeal reiterates two-stage "public interest" test

    In Ibrahim v HCA International Ltd, the Court of Appeal reiterated the two-step test for an employment tribunal to follow when deciding if the claimant had a reasonable belief that the disclosures they were making were "in the public interest".

  • Date:
    19 November 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    Employee "blackmailed" into signing restrictive covenants was unfairly dismissed

    In Ward v Fiducia Comprehensive Financial Planning Ltd, an employment tribunal upheld a claim for constructive unfair dismissal, finding that the employer had put inappropriate and excessive pressure on the employee to agree to an extended restrictive covenant following his resignation.

  • Date:
    12 November 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Apprenticeships: Challenges and opportunities for local authorities

    We look at the challenges that local authorities face in meeting the public sector apprenticeship target, alongside the opportunities that apprenticeships can present for local government employers.

  • Date:
    1 November 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    Employers not liable for third-party harassment, confirms EAT

    In Bessong v Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the Equality Act 2010 cannot be interpreted to make an NHS trust vicariously liable for race discrimination for a patient's racially motivated attack on a mental-health nurse.

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