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“Gender is a spectrum” – gender-fluid employee awarded £180k for discrimination on the grounds of gender reassignment

“Gender is a spectrum” – gender-fluid employee awarded £180k for discrimination on the grounds of gender reassignment Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Rebecca Mahon Rose Taylor worked at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) as an Engineer for almost 20 years. From 2017, Ms Taylor identified as gender fluid/non-binary and used female pronouns (having previously used male...
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Employment Tribunals – Learning from Lockdown

Employment Tribunals – Learning from Lockdown Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Daniel Evans The Coronavirus Pandemic has affected all areas of life and the employment tribunal system is no exception. The President of the Employment Tribunals (England and Wales), Judge Barry Clarke recently participated in an online Q & A where he answered questions about how the...
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Lessons from HMRC v Kickabout Productions Ltd

Lessons from HMRC v Kickabout Productions Ltd Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Rebecca Mahon The Upper Tax Tribunal has overturned a decision of the First Tier Tribunal regarding the IR35 rules, finding in favour of HMRC. In its comprehensive judgment, the Upper Tax Tribunal provides a masterclass in determining employment status for tax purposes. Employment...
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HMRC’s 5th Treasury Direction – what’s still missing?

HMRC’s 5th Treasury Direction – what’s still missing? Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Rebecca Mahon On Friday 13 November, we were gifted the 5th Treasury Direction on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). It applies to the extended scheme, which runs from 1 November 2020 – 31 March 2021 (albeit the 5th Treasury Direction only...
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Furlough Leave – Guidance Updated

Furlough Leave – Guidance Updated Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Rebecca Mahon The Government has updated various pieces of its business support guidance (13 pieces in total) to set out in more detail how the coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS or “furlough scheme”), will operate from 1 November 2020. As we have worked through the...
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Furlough is not Just for Christmas: How the CJRS Will Look Over the Next Five Months

Furlough is not Just for Christmas: How the CJRS Will Look Over the Next Five Months Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Adam McGlynn On the ninth month of furlough Rishi Sunak gave to me… another five months of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). On 5 November, the Government announced that the Job Support Scheme...
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Employment Update

Breaking News: Furlough Extended to March 2021

Breaking News: Furlough Extended to March 2021 Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Rebecca Mahon The Chancellor has just finished speaking in Parliament. In a dramatic announcement, he has confirmed that the furlough scheme will be extended to 31 March 2021. The Chancellor’s message was quite straight forward. The Bank of England are predicting a slow...
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Coronavirus Job Support Scheme – Annual Leave Explained

The postponement of the Job Support Scheme now means that employers have an extra month to prepare until December. We explore how annual leave treatment under this scheme differs from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
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Case Law Update: Redundancy Mapping and Suitable Alternative Employment

Case Law Update: Redundancy Mapping and Suitable Alternative Employment Key contact: Claire Knowles Author: Rebecca Mahon Businesses across the country are facing a difficult winter. With local and national restrictions being imposed, belts are being tightened with the inevitable consequence of companies looking at where cost savings can be achieved. Restructuring functions to ensure that...
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Employment Update

Furlough Extended UK Wide

Furlough Extended UK Wide Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Rebecca Mahon On Saturday night, Boris Johnson announced that there will be a 4-week lockdown in England from 00.01 on Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December. After weeks of preparation for the JSS Open and Closed, which were due to start today, he also announced...
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