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COVID-19: dismissal of employee stuck abroad

The dismissal of an employee who remained abroad at the start of the pandemic was automatically unfair on health and safety grounds.

Returning to work after 19 July 2021

What are the implications for employers of the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions on 'Freedom Day'?

COVID-19: appropriate steps in the face of serious and imminent danger

The dismissal of an employee who’d expressed concerns about commuting during COVID-19 and who asked to be furloughed was not automatically unfair.

Right to work checks: end of COVID-19 temporary changes

On 31 August 2021 the COVID-19 right-to-work concession allowing employers to carry out right-to-work checks by video call, mobile app or email will end.

COVID-19: unfair health and safety-related dismissal

An employee was unfairly dismissed for raising health and safety issues about lack of PPE and other workplace COVID-secure measures.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

We provide some Q&As on various aspects of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which has been extended until the end of September 2021.

COVID-19: dismissal for refusal to return to work

An employee dismissed for leaving work and refusing to return because of COVID-19-related concerns was not unfairly dismissed.

Shielding: updated advice for clinically vulnerable

Public Health England has updated its shielding advice for the nearly four million people who’ve been categorised as extremely clinically vulnerable.

COVID-19 testing and data protection

We look at some of the data protection issues around testing employees at work for COVID-19.

Fair dismissal for refusal to wear a face mask

A lorry driver was fairly dismissed for refusing to wear a face mask while on a client’s premises but still in his cab.

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