Employment Matters - Health - August 2020

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Employment Matters - Health - August 2020

Published 6 agosto 2020

DAC Beachcroft's Employment Matters focuses on some of the most interesting cases and events occurring within the Employment Law sector.

1. Employment status: Cyclist dropped from Olympic training programme was neither an employee nor a worker 

A professional cyclist who participated in a training programme run by British Cycling was neither an employee nor a worker.

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2. Reasonable adjustments: Is a promise to pay a severance payment in the future a reasonable adjustment?  

The EAT has held that a tribunal could recommend in a successful reasonable adjustments claim that the employer give an undertaking that it would not require a disabled employee to work with certain colleagues and to pay a severance package if it could not avoid this.

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3. Holiday pay: Should a profitability bonus be included in holiday pay calculations? 

The EAT has held that a profitability bonus should not be included in holiday pay for 1.6 weeks of the workers’ statutory holiday entitlement.

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4. Furloughed workers: Job retention bonus and how to calculate statutory redundancy and notice payments for furloughed workers

More details have been published about the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus and legislation has come into force governing the calculation of statutory redundancy pay for furloughed workers.

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5. Public sector exit payments

We had already alerted you to the fact that the Government has resurrected the idea of caps to public sector exit payments. However, since our alert the Government has published the draft Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020 giving more detail.  

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