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Fines in Wales for not working from home

2021-12-21

From 20 December 2021, the Welsh Government has made it a legal requirement that people in Wales can be fined £60 if they do not

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Period to self-certify temporarily extended to 28 days

2021-12-20

Ordinarily, employees who are entitled to receive statutory sick pay can self-certify their sickness absence for the first 7 days. During this time,

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Pregnant actor denied playing a role wins tribunal claim

2021-11-30

An actor brought an employment tribunal claim for pregnancy and maternity discrimination. The actor starred in the first series of a television programme but, due

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Menopause may become a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010

2021-11-30

The chair of the Women and Equalities Committee has been leading an inquiry into analysing the extent to which menopausal women experience discrimination in the

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Employer not required to disclose email stating plans to dismiss employee

2021-11-30

Generally, documents relevant to disputes are subject to disclosure. An exception to this rule is the legal professional privilege, which protects against the disclosure of

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Employee on long-term sick leave was victimised by not being furloughed

2021-11-30

An employer (a hotel) who did not furlough its employee under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has had a victimisation claim brought against it

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ONS data suggests home-workers are more likely to plan for a later retirement

2021-11-30

The Office for National Statistics have recently released data from June to July 2020 that shows home-workers are more likely to plan for a later

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Tribunal claims for dismissals at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic

2021-11-30

Two recent claims brought to the employment tribunal are based on dismissals that took place at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In the first case,

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NICs and dividend tax rates set to increase from April 2022

2021-11-30

In September 2021, the government announced it will raise the rates of dividend tax and some National Insurance contributions (NICs) by 1.25%, although NIC rates

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Carer of disabled parent claims indirect associative discrimination

2021-11-30

The claimant, a principal carer who worked at home to care for her disabled mother, was employed by Nationwide as a Senior Lending Manager on

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