Significant restrictions have been imposed on our everyday lives for nearly two years, for very good reason, as we tried to minimise the risks posed to life and health by the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s official: the deadline for remote right to work checks to be valid has been extended again, to 5 April 2022.
Could a failure to furlough make a redundancy unfair? This question has been on our lips for some time but, with a huge backlog in the employment tribunal system, we are seeing long delays before many of the pandemic-related claims are heard.
As the vaccination rollout in the UK progresses, and more staff return to their workplaces as lockdown restrictions ease, there has been much debate in recent weeks about whether employers can require their staff to have a COVID-19 vaccine.
It’s a theme we’ll no doubt be coming back to on a regular basis this year, but one of the first employment tribunal cases with a pandemic background has just been published.