A recent ruling by Birmingham Employment Tribunal has been heralded as a “landmark judgment”, extending protection under the Equality Act 2010 to include individuals who identify as being gender fluid and non-binary.
Having recently announced details of the ‘successor’ to the furlough scheme the Treasury has now unveiled additional support for employers who are required to shut their businesses “for some period over winter as part of local or national restrictions.”
It’s a cause close to our hearts at Mitchell Law, we’re delighted to support Breast Cancer Now by taking part in the Tour de Law.
The joys of undertaking an investigation are lost on some people and HR often faces a challenge in finding a willing and capable set of hands to be entrusted with this important exercise.
Regular readers will recall the stir caused by the Court of Appeal decision last summer in the case of Brazel v Harpur Trust - it confirmed that permanent workers who work for only part of the year are still entitled to the full 5.6 weeks of holiday pay provided as a legal minimum for full-time workers.
This leads us onto interim relief claims which we believe are likely to be used more often in the current climate.
We reported on the first arrests for alleged furlough fraud back in July. The government has received thousands of reports about fraudulent use of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).
In a move which places further obligation on employers during the pandemic, this week heralds the arrival of fines for employers who fail to meet obligations to enable workers to self-isolate.
As the furlough scheme comes to an end, you’ll no doubt have seen that the Chancellor is introducing a new Job Support Scheme which comes into effect from 1 November 2020.
This month has seen the first arrests following allegations of fraudulent claims under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.