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CORONAVIRUS

A Plan for Jobs - what does it mean?

To spur the UK’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, the Chancellor presented his “Plan for Jobs” to Parliament on 8 July 2020. What are the key employment points?
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CORONAVIRUS - HOLIDAYS

When isn’t it reasonably practicable to take annual leave?

There seems to be a misunderstanding amongst many workers (and some employers) that they now have a right to carry over any untaken annual leave for up to two years thanks to coronavirus. This isn’t quite true. What’s the actual legal position?
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SICKNESS ABSENCE

Postnatal depression after maternity leave

According to the NHS, postnatal depression affects over one in ten women and can start at any time in the first year after giving birth. What’s the legal position if an employee due back from maternity leave fails to return because she has postnatal depression?
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REDUNDANCY

Redundancy and competitive interview processes

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a requirement for employees to interview during a redundancy process rendered their dismissals unfair. Why was this?
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CORONAVIRUS - HEALTH AND SAFETY

Shielding measures paused from 1 August 2020

The government’s shielding programme for the clinically extremely vulnerable will be paused in England from 1 August 2020. What is the impact on shielding employees?
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CORONAVIRUS - FLEXIBLE WORKING

Dealing with post-lockdown flexible working requests

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in large numbers of normally office-based employees working from home. When offices do re-open, it’s likely to result in an increase in flexible working requests. Can you still say no?
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Last updated: 04.08.2020

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