With an estimated 1.8 million people in the UK now suffering with long Covid, employers need to consider how to manage staff with the condition. In this article, we explain why long Covid may qualify as a disability
In Rodgers v Leeds Laser Cutting Ltd the EAT upheld an Employment Tribunal’s decision that it was not unfair to dismiss an employee who refused to attend work because he was worried about catching Covid and giving it to his vulnerable children.
In the recent case of Finn v The British Bung Manufacturing Company Limited an Employment Tribunal held that calling an employee “bald” was harassment related to sex.
In the recent case of Pryce v Baxter Storey Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal decided that it could not hear a claimant’s sex and race discrimination claims because she had not obtained an Acas Early Conciliation certificate before submitting her Employment Tribunal claim form.
The Court of Appeal is hearing an appeal in Kong v Gulf International Bank (UK) Ltd this week. The case addresses the issue of when the conduct of a whistleblower can be separated from the act of whistleblowing as a justification for dismissal.