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COVID-19 Employment Law changes

United Kingdom - April 6 2020 Following on from our alert on 27 March here, HMRC have now released some updated employer guidance (Employer Guidance) on the Coronavirus Job...

Hilary Larter, Zoë Wigan.

Unfair dismissal: EAT considers whether it be fair to dismiss to avoid reputational risk

United Kingdom - March 5 2020 It was fair to dismiss an employee to avoid reputational damage when he had been charged with a serious criminal offence even though the charges did...

Hilary Larter, Zoë Wigan.

Whistleblowing: Court of Appeal holds employer not liable for making a false statement to third parties about a whistleblowing ex-employee

United Kingdom - March 5 2020 An employer who made a damaging false statement about a whistleblowing ex-employee to third parties in an attempt to set the record straight was not...

Hilary Larter, Zoë Wigan.

Disability discrimination: EAT considers whether one-off acts amount to a provision, criterion or practice

United Kingdom - March 5 2020 One-off acts by an employer in the course of dealing with one employee can, but will not always, amount to a provision, criterion or practice (or...

Hilary Larter, Zoë Wigan.

Unfair dismissal: EAT finds dismissal was unfair because the investigating officer failed to pass important information to the decision maker

United Kingdom - March 5 2020 A dismissal for alleged sexual assault was unfair because the investigating officer failed to tell the decision maker that the complainant had...

Hilary Larter, Zoë Wigan.