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author: Naomi Latham

Beth Hale and Naomi Latham discuss how to prepare for a return to the office in light of the government’s latest Covid-19 guidance and a recent decision on employees’ right to refuse to attend work on health and safety grounds.

Whistleblowing appears to have been on the rise since the start of the pandemic. Protect, the UK whistleblowing charity, reported a 20% increase in calls to their advice line during 2020, with cases in June 2020 up 74% on June 2019 with many COVID-19-related concerns.

In 2003, the International Labour Organisation (“ILO”) began to observe ‘World Day for Safety and Health at Work’ in order to stress the prevention of accidents and diseases at work, capitalising on the ILO’s traditional strengths of tripartism and social dialogue. This celebration is an integral part of the ILO’s ‘Global Strategy on Occupational Safety […]

With lockdown restrictions beginning to ease and the Government’s road map out of lockdown shining light at the end of the tunnel, employers may now be considering what the return to work may look like, and when that might be.

In December last year, the Employment Appeal Tribunal handed down its judgment in Steer v Stormsure Ltd UKEAT/0216/20/AT (V) which held that the failure of Parliament to grant a right to claim interim relief in claims of discrimination/victimisation dismissals was incompatible with Articles 6 and 14 of the European Convention of Human Rights (“ECHR”).

Health and Safety Protections Extended to Workers

Whistleblowing in a COVID-19 World

Updated Solicitors Regulation Authority NDA Warning Notice

The Government has laid new Regulations (The Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) (Early Conciliation: Exemptions and Rules of Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 SI 2020/1003) before Parliament with a view to increasing employment tribunals’ capacity to hearing claims. These significant changes provide for an improved case management of claims with some administrative rules having been […]

Managing Employees’ Mental Health