As the Government’s work from home guidance is lifted, Acas has published new guidance for employers on how to implement permanent hybrid working practices. In this briefing, we explain the key points for employers to note.
In Keating v WH Smith Retail Holdings Ltd an Employment Tribunal ruled that a female employee was indirectly discriminated against on the grounds of sex when her employer sought to impose Saturday working on her.
In the recent case of Montanaro v Lansafe Limited, an Employment Tribunal held that an employer unfairly dismissed an employee who was on annual leave in Italy when the first lockdown was announced and was unable to return to the UK.
On 21 July 2021 the Government published its long-awaited response to the consultation on sexual harassment in the workplace. In this briefing we explain the Government’s commitments and what they will mean in practice.
The Government has announced that England will move to step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown on 19 July 2021 – aka Freedom Day. Step 4 represents the last stage in the roadmap and will see most COVID-related legal restrictions replaced by guidance. In this briefing, we consider what Freedom Day means for office-based employers.