Teacher redundancies ‘amounted to unfair dismissal’

Two teachers who were made redundant during a school reorganisation programme were unfairly dismissed. That was the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in a case involving Gwynedd Council v Shelley Barratt & Ors (2020). The teachers had been employed by the council to work at a community secondary school (School 1). Under the  Staffing

Guide to Employment Right for Employees

It is very difficult for employees to obtain reliable legal advice on their employment rights without incurring significant costs. Particularly for employees who have recently found themselves unemployed, even a few hundred pounds for advice can be prohibitive. Simran Lalli in our employment team has produced this excellent overview guide to employment rights to help employees understand

Legal Implications of COVID-19 on the Fee-Paying Education sector Q & A

As we begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel of the COVID-19 crisis, planning for a return to a “new normal” is key to ensuring a fluid transition for your staff and students. In the document below we have highlighted some common questions which have arisen for our clients in the private school sector. Download

Furloughed workers qualify for full parental leave entitlement

The government has announced that furloughed workers taking paid parental or adoption leave will be entitled to pay based on their usual earnings rather than a furloughed pay rate. Entitlement to Statutory Maternity Pay, as well as the other forms of Parental or Adoption Pay, are currently calculated through someone’s average earnings over an 8-week

Can a company in administration use Job Retention Scheme?

The High Court has given some helpful advice about whether a company in administration can place its employees in the government’s Job Retention Scheme. The issue arose in the case of the Carluccio’s restaurant chain, which went into administration on 30 March.The administrators of the chain applied for directions on whether the company’s employees could

Amendments to right to work checks during Covid-19 outbreak

The government has amended right to work checks to make it easier for employers to carry them out during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The following temporary changes have been made:ï‚· checks can now be carried out over video callsï‚· job applicants and existing workers can send scanned documents or a photo of documents for checks

2020 Workforce Planning – Whitepaper

Alongside Working The Future we have written this discussion paper on Workforce Planning in the wake of Covid 19. It is our view that the effects of Covid-19 pose both challenges and opportunities for businesses but whatever your view, we should all accept that the wider economic landscape has changed irreversibly as a result. Because the nature of

Football club’s ticket sales breached minimum wage rules

Deductions made by Middlesbrough Football Club from its employees’ wages to pay for season tickets breached minimum wage regulations. That was the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal, which said the arrangement was for the club’s own use and benefit, within the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015. The tribunal heard that employees’ rates of pay

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