A delay in hearing an appeal against a refusal to permit an employee to work flexibly left an employer facing an Employment Tribunal claim. Find out what happened and learn how not to make the same mistakes.
As we approach what we hope is the final Christmas cursed by COVID-chaos and enforced homeworking, Associate, James Hockley takes a light-hearted look back over the last two years and remembers some of the Zoom stories that grabbed our attention for all the wrong reasons.
What are the employment law highlights from the last 12 months? We’ve picked out some of the most interesting cases and other developments from 2021 for employers to reflect on as the year draws to a close.
Omicron is a new COVID-19 variant, which was designated as a “variant of concern” by the World Health Organisation on 26 November 2021. Omicron has several novel mutations which may affect the way it behaves.
After a year off, office Christmas parties are back and – Omicron permitting – look set to be bigger than ever in 2021. While this is a great opportunity for the team to get together in person after being isolated for much of the past two years, employers need to ensure that the celebrations include the whole workforce.
The festive season is upon us and many are ready to embrace once again the annual Christmas party as we emerge from the restrictions of the pandemic.
Whilst most events go ahead hitch free, unfortunately incidents of inappropriate behaviour are not uncommon at these types of functions.