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September 13, 2021

Right To Work Checks: COVID-19 Adjusted Measures Extended

Right to Work Checks: COVID-19 Adjusted Measures Extended Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Adam McGlynn On 30 March 2020, the Home Office relaxed the process of checking an employee/ job applicant’s right to work in order to make remote checks more convenient and facilitate social distancing. While remote checks were possible beforehand, the employer conducting the check...
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Furlough Before Redundancy Requirements?

Furlough Before Redundancy? Are Employers Required To Furlough Employees Before Moving To Redundancy? Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Yannick Ramsamy Two recent employment tribunal cases provide some interesting guidance regarding the approach employers should take in relation to redundancies whilst the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is in operation. We consider these cases in further detail below....
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Managing Flexible Working Requests

Managing Flexible Working Requests – What happens when employees get it wrong? Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Yannick Ramsamy Hybrid and flexible working arrangements have become common place arrangements amongst employers. However, a recent tribunal judgment demonstrates the significant consequences which can arise if employers do not carefully manage and consider flexible working requests. The case has...
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Transgender Issues – is the belief that you can’t change biological sex protected?

Transgender Issues – is the belief that you can’t change biological sex protected? Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Dan Evans In the case of Maya Forstater v CGD Europe and Others UKEAT/0105/20/JOJ, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) determined that a belief that biological sex is real, important and cannot be changed, is protected and therefore qualifies as...
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