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Are fire and rehire policies unlawful?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 03/06/2021 Scott: There has been a lot of discussion in the media about fire and re-hire policies. Could you explain what this is and if it is unlawful and when is it unlawful if it is? Seamus: Okay. Thanks, Scott. Yeah, so we did do a little bit of discussion on the last webinar on fire and re-hire. I want...
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What should we be doing now as an organisation to prepare for hybrid working once restrictions are eased further?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 07/05/2021 Scott: "So what should we be doing now as an organisation to prepare for hybrid working once restrictions are eased somewhat further?" Seamus: I think that where we're at, at the minute, is the government's message at this time is still, "If you can work from home, you should work from home". That ...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19 Remote and Hybrid Working
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Is long COVID likely to be viewed as a disability? Will employers be obliged to make adjustments for employees suffering from this?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 07/05/2021 Scott: "Is long COVID likely to be viewed as a disability, and will employers be obligated to make adjustments for employees who suffer from this?" Keep in mind that we had about 40% of the people here who have employees who have long COVID symptoms. Seamus: Well, this was a question, Scott, that h...
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Discrimination and Equality Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Must we agree to put an employee on furlough?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 07/05/2021 Scott: "We have a member of staff who's refusing to return to work until he's received both vaccines. He has been requested to be paid furlough until then. We have been careful and COVID-free and have not offered furlough. Do we have an obligation to furlough this member of staff?" Seamus: Well, I ...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Can we ask staff to let us know if they have been vaccinated, and can we keep a record of this?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 07/05/2021 Scott: "Can we ask staff to let us know if they have been vaccinated, and can we keep a record of this?"Presumably, there are data protection issues here and highly sensitive information when it comes to medical records and so on. What's the position there, Seamus, about asking staff and trying to ...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act Coronavirus/Covid-19
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What do we do if an employee refuses to wear a mask while at work?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 07/05/2021 Scott: "All employees are required to wear a mask in this organisation. "Occupational Health Service advises that there is no medical reason that an employee cannot do this. However, this employee has anxiety issues. As a result, we've offered a reasonable adjustment of moving to another shift, ena...
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Health and Safety Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Can we mandate that employees get the vaccination?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 07/05/2021 Scott: "We are currently risk assessing for a safe return to work to meet the needs of vulnerable clients, many of whom who are awaiting a return to face-to-face service provision. Whilst our frontline workers provide a direct service to clients, this would not be possible without the support of th...
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Health and Safety Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Does the chief executive have the right to view sensitive personal data without an employee’s consent?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 09/04/2021 "Does the chief executive have the right to view sensitive personal data without an employee's consent even if they are the employee's line manager, for example, the nature of an illness?" Seamus: Yeah, so this is a common occurrence that I would come across just in relation to my own practice and ...
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Absence and Sickness Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act
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Is full pay (inclusive of a standard overnight allowance) due when employee is on annual leave?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 09/04/2021 "We've got HGV drivers and they get net £140 per day inclusive of standard overnight allowance which is approximately net £26.20. When they are on holiday, this allowance is deducted. There may be occasions when they get £140 regardless of the need to sleep over when working. Would this entire full...
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Working Time Pay
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Can we continue to pay a set fee for sleep-in shifts as a result of the recent Mencap case?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 09/04/2021 We pay a set fee for sleep-in shifts. Does this recent ruling, the Mencap ruling, so we'll take a wee bit on that, mean that we can continue to do that and a secondary one, when it comes to calculating holidays, should the whole time spent on an overnight sleep-in shift be included in hours worked ...
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Working Time Pay