From 11 January, most people with a positive lateral flow test do not need to take a confirmatory polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test to confirm they have COVID-19. For more information read the Government advice here.
Dismissal is when an employer ends the employment of an employee. This can be with or without notice. A decision to dismiss should only be reached following a fair procedure, this is discussed further on our Disciplinary Procedures post.. Where an employer dismisses...
On 8 December 2021, The Government announced that it would be bringing back some Covid restrictions once again and to be phased in from Friday 10 December 2021. This is as a result of recent data regarding the Omicron variant, which is quickly spreading throughout the...
The government is reintroducing the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme (SSPRS). This will be a temporary scheme to support employers facing heightened levels of sickness absence due to COVID-19. The SSPRS will refund small and medium-sized employers’ COVID-related SSP...
An employer, can commence formal disciplinary action against an employee if they have concerns about their work, conduct or absence. Although it is not mandatory, in some instances it is a good idea to try and raise the matter informally with the employee before...
This morning, the BBC have reported; “People infected with Covid in England can stop self-isolating up to three days early if they test negative twice, it has been announced. They will now be able to end quarantine after seven days instead of 10 by providing...
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