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COVID-19 vaccinations to become mandatory for care staff

COVID-19 vaccinations to become mandatory for care staff

Yesterday afternoon, Matt Hancock confirmed to Parliament that COVID-19 vaccinations are to become compulsory for staff in care homes in England. Cons ...

Health Employment Matters - June 2021

Health Employment Matters - June 2021

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

Discrimination: A constructive dismissal may be discriminatory even where the last straw is not discriminatory

Discrimination: A constructive dismissal may be discriminatory even where the last straw is not discriminatory

The EAT has held that if discriminatory acts play a sufficient part in the overall course of conduct a constructive dismissal may be discriminatory. T ...

Health and safety dismissals: Dismissals for causing "upset and friction" when carrying out health and safety activities

Health and safety dismissals: Dismissals for causing "upset and friction" when carrying out health and safety activities

The EAT has held that the dismissal of an employee for causing “upset and friction” when implementing a new safety procedure was automatically unfair. ...

Disability discrimination: Whether disability is "long term" is assessed as at the date of the alleged discriminatory act

Disability discrimination: Whether disability is "long term" is assessed as at the date of the alleged discriminatory act

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the long-term effect of an impairment must be considered as at the date of the alleged discriminatory act and a tri ...

Worker status: Mutuality of obligation

Worker status: Mutuality of obligation

The EAT has held that the absence of mutuality of obligation will not necessarily prevent an individual from being a “worker”.

Employment Matters - June 2021

Employment Matters - June 2021

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

Public sector exit payments: Treasury guidance

Public sector exit payments: Treasury guidance

The Treasury has published guidance on the criteria which public sector employers should consider before proposing the use of a special severance paym ...

End of COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks

End of COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks

Traditionally, employers complied with their duties to prevent illegal working by carrying out right to work checks in person with there being only li ...

Workplace vaccinations and data protection in Ireland

Workplace vaccinations and data protection in Ireland

The Irish Government vaccination programme is now well under way. As a result of supply limits and in line with the government’s COVID-19 Vaccine Allo ...