Work It: Employment Update

Our monthly round-up of key employment and HR developments

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All change: a new PM brings employment law changes

We review changes the government announced and their effect on employment law including: The Retained EU Law Bill; National Insurance rates; and off-payroll working rules. 


Is long Covid a disability?

As with any medical condition, it's a fact-sensitive analysis to assess whether the individual's symptoms meet the threshold in the Equality Act. We look at the best way employers can mitigate the risk of claims for disability discrimination, constructive unfair dismissal and unfair dismissal when managing serious health issues.


Trans rights, freedom of expression and the workplace

Public discussion over trans rights has become increasingly fraught. We look at two recent Employment Tribunal cases which illustrate some of the complexities for employers in dealing with these issues and the key points they should bear in mind.


Closing time? Hospitality businesses sounding the alarm

With businesses having suffered the impact of COVID and Brexit, they are now facing further difficulty with rising energy costs and a looming recession. So what can hospitality businesses do to control costs and minimise the risk of closure? We look at what employers need to consider, including: opening hours and contractual changes, cutting pay and redundancies.


In the news 

Jane Amphlett wrote an article for Silicon Roundabout on the return to the office. 

Alex Mizzi was featured in People Management discussing the Supreme Court ruling on how CV fraudsters can be prosecuted.


Look out for details of our upcoming webinars on how employers can prepare for the recession and a second on how to manage the cost of living crisis.


Podcast: Talk Straight | Think Smart with Chris Forbes

The Cheeky Panda started out with employees working from the house of co-founders Chris Forbes and Julie Chen. But since then they've grown rapidly, leading to opening two offices, one in the City of London and another in China. Listen to their story, and how putting "purpose over profit" has led to incredible growth for their business.


Podcast: Talk Straight | Think Smart with Charlotte Ferguson

When COVID hit, Charlotte Ferguson, founder of skincare brand Disciple, had to be agile. With her three members of staff going home to isolate it was up to Charlotte to move production of her products from a lab in West London into her garage. In this podcast episode, we hear how she built the brand from an experiment in her kitchen to revolutionary skincare brand.




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