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The latest work-related advice regarding coronavirus/COVID-19. Obviously, advice changes quickly and we advise all readers to read the latest articles or listen back to the latest webinars for the most up to date information. Please take appropriate legal and other advice before taking action.

The latest work-related advice regarding coronavirus/COVID-19. Obviously, advice changes quickly and we advise all readers to read the latest articles or listen back to the latest webinars for the most up to date information. Please take appropriate legal and other advice before taking action.

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Case Law

McClune v FORRME Ltd [2021]

Posted in: Case Law on 19/10/2021 The claimant commenced employment with the respondent in October 2017. She agreed to take a reduced salary of £32,000, rather than £36,000, on the basis that she would receive a van and fuel for business use only. On 5th June 2020 the respondent sought the claimant’s agreement to place her on fur...
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Pay and Conditions of Employment Coronavirus/Covid-19
Features

Are Our Schools Ready for a Post-Covid World?

Posted in: Cassidy's Comments on 18/10/2021 A report has recently been published by UNESCO’s International Commission on the Futures of Education, entitled “Nine ideas for public action”. It adds a much needed global view to our local struggles with the pandemic as we run the risk of just trying to recover our previous normality in schools r...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19
Case Law

Hamilton v Babylife Ltd [2021]

Posted in: Case Law on 12/10/2021 The claimant commenced work for the respondent on 3rd February 2020, prior to the opening of the business on the 12th February 2020. At interview the claimant outlined that she would require 16 hours per week to leave the job she had previously been in. In terms of her employment with the respon...
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Contracts of Employment A-Typical Working Coronavirus/Covid-19
Features

If employees have been working remotely during the pandemic, can they argue that, through custom and practice, they are entitled to work from home on a permanent basis?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A NI on 05/10/2021 Any contract may be amended at any time either in accordance with the terms of the contract itself or with the agreement of all the parties to the contract. Case law concerning employment contracts has demonstrated the court's willingness to protect employees from employers who may seek to abuse th...
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Contracts of Employment Coronavirus/Covid-19
Features

The Struggle to Find a New Normal – Pandemic Management in Schools

Posted in: Cassidy's Comments on 14/09/2021 I think it is fair to say that the beginning of this new school year has not gone as well as was hoped. Initially, school pandemic management guidance was, according to Daniel McCrossan SDLP MLA, speaking on the Nolan Show, “not fit for purpose”. Following a deluge of complaints from school leade...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19
Features

Looking Back And Forward - Beyond The Pandemic

Posted in: Cassidy's Comments on 11/08/2021 It is five years exactly since I wrote my first article for Legal Island and I am immensely grateful to Scott Alexander and the team at Legal Island for giving me the opportunity to comment on current events in education. I have written over 50 pieces for this column during these years so it seemed...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19
Case Law

Mhindurwa v Lovingangels Care Ltd [2021]

Posted in: Case Law on 10/08/2021 The claimant was employed as a care assistant from 23rd March 2018. The claimant raised a grievance in February 2020 relating to the fact that she should have a written statement of particulars, she had not been auto-enrolled into a pension and she had not been provided with a copy of the Employe...
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Unfair Dismissal Coronavirus/Covid-19
Resources

Employment Law at 11 - August 2021

Posted in: 'Any Questions' Webinar Recordings on 06/08/2021 In this month's webinar Seamus McGranaghan, Partner at O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors is joined by Christine Quinn, Learning and Development Officer at Legal Island, discuss: Dismissal for activities outside the workplace – potential fairness and lawfulness Recent GB Consultation on Sexual Harassment...
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Unfair Dismissal Discrimination and Equality Coronavirus/Covid-19
Features

How Is Statutory Sick Pay Reclaimed From HMRC In Relation To Employees Who Were Absent From Work Due To COVID-19?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A NI on 03/08/2021 Employers can reclaim up to 2 weeks SSP if all of the following apply: Your employee was off work because they had COVID-19 or were self-isolating Your employee was off work because they were shielding – before 26 April 2021 in Scotland, before 12 April 2021 in Northern Ireland and before 1 April ...
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Sickness and Absence Coronavirus/Covid-19
Features

Developing Organisational and Personal Resilience

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 27/07/2021 This last year and a half of the Covid pandemic has certainly tested our resilience – both professionally and personally – in terms of how we have reacted and adapted to new ways of working and being in the world. I know that I have gone through waves – sometimes coping well (as many of the aspect...
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Health and Safety HR Matters NI Coronavirus/Covid-19