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23 September 2021 Flexible working and leave for carers

The Government has launched a consultation today on potential changes to the statutory flexible working regime.

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17 September 2021 World Patient Safety Day 2021 - safe maternal and newborn care

Given the ongoing scrutiny of maternity services following publication of the Ockenden preliminary report in December 2020, it is timely that World Patient Safety Day on 17 September 2021 has a focus on safe maternal and newborn care.

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14 September 2021 Importance of considering flexible working applications

An employment tribunal has awarded an employee almost £185,000 for indirect discrimination following a failure to adequately consider the employee’s flexible working request.

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6 September 2021 Potential care home vaccination challenge

Time is rapidly running out for those who will fall within the mandatory vaccination requirements applying to care homes from 11 November 2021 and who remain unvaccinated from Covid-19.

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3 September 2021 Right to Work checks after 30 June 2021 for EU staff employed before 30 June 2021

The deadline for applying to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) passed on 30 June 2021. The Home Office recently updated their Right to Work employer’s guide to clarify how Right To Work (RTW) checks need to be carried out from 1 July 2021 for EU and EEA citizens who were employed on or before 30 June 2021.

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27 August 2021 New Visa routes announced - UK Innovation Strategy

One aim of the Innovation Strategy is to generate innovation through new Visa routes - what does this mean for UK businesses?

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20 August 2021 Covid-19 - how has it impacted the Employment Tribunal?

A look at some of the first Employment Tribunal decisions where Covid-19 has been considered as a factor.

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16 August 2021 Be wary of events post-dating the presentation of an Employment Tribunal claim

In Sakyi-Opare v Albert Kennedy Trust, the EAT held that an Employment Tribunal erred in deciding a claim was out of time because it did not first consider the claimant’s application to amend her claim, which included events that post-dated her claim.

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10 August 2021 Failure to consider furlough made dismissal unfair

In this case the employer was found to have unfairly dismissed the employee on the basis that it did not consider whether she should be furloughed in order to avoid redundancy.

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30 July 2021 Compulsory vaccinations in care homes

Care homes will need to take steps to assess the impact of these Regulations on their workforce.

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