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EMPLOYERS’ GUIDE TO THE EUROS: FIVE GOALS FOR YOUR WORKPLACE

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The delayed UEFA football European championships – Euro 2020 – starts on Friday 11 June 2021, with 51 football matches being played over the course of one month. Employers should plan ahead to make the most of the positive impact that the Euros can have on staff mental health and morale. However, employers also need […]

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Summer FAQ’s

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Is there a maximum workplace temperature beyond which employees cannot be expected to work? The simple answer to this is no as none of the Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations specify a maximum workplace temperature. The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 state that, during working hours, the temperature in all workplaces inside buildings […]

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Was dismissal for refusing to wear a face mask fair?

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Do I have to wear a face mask at work

In Kubilius v Kent Foods Ltd, an employment tribunal held that the delivery driver was fairly dismissed when he refused to wear a face mask at a client site. Click here for full Case information Practical tips This decision, concerning an incident during the first lockdown, highlights how important it is for employers to have clear rules […]

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MOST ASKED COVID FAQ’S

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Can an employer require employees to have a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination? Employers have a duty to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of their employees. Asking employees to agree to a vaccination against coronavirus (COVID-19) is likely to be a reasonable step to take to reduce the risk to […]

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How should employers respond if employees are affected by school closures to prevent the spread of coronavirus?

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Home Schooling

How should employers respond if employees are affected by school closures to prevent the spread of coronavirus? There is limited statutory provision for time off for employees who have to look after their children when schools, nurseries and other childcare providers are closed. Employers should keep in mind that advice on self-isolation and social distancing […]

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Making staff redundant during the coronavirus pandemic – FAQ

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There is no doubt that coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a devastating impact across many business sectors and that some of those businesses are now facing the real prospect they will need to make redundancies. A redundancy is a dismissal which is usually recognised as being caused by the closure of the employer’s business; the closure of the employee’s […]

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Mental Health in the Workplace

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Mental health in the workplace

Following on from a previous blog on ‘Mental Health in the Workplace’ posted on our website in October 2019, we continue to see a significant amount of work related to this subject a year on – particularly given the impact of coronavirus on people’s lives. With regard to the global and media drive to remove […]