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European court issues ‘worker’ status clarification in Yodel Tribunal case

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has provided clarification around how ‘worker’ status is defined under EU law, but has stopped short of making an official ruling on a case involving the employment status of a Yodel courier in the ...


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Disabled bank worker wins record £4.7million discrimination payout

A bank worker who was tormented by colleagues because of her disabilities has won a record discrimination payout of £4.7million. The woman, known only as AB, was run over by a car on her first day at work. She broke a leg and damaged a knee...


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No one should return to work without “tough new measures” on safety, says TUC

The TUC is calling on government to introduce tough new measures to ensure that, before lockdown restrictions are eased, all employers assess the risks of their staff returning to work outside the home. In a new report, the TUC outl...


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Government must address IR35’s inherent flaws and unfairnesses, committee concludes

IR35 – the Government's framework to tackle tax avoidance by those in 'disguised employment' – has not worked properly throughout its 20-year history, the House of Lords Economic Affairs Finance Bill Sub-Committee has said. As a resul...


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Furloughed workers to receive full parental leave entitlement

Furloughed workers planning to take paid parental or adoption leave will be entitled to pay based on their usual earnings rather than a furloughed pay rate, the government has announced. Entitlement to statutory maternity pay, as well as other fo...


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COVID-19 and RIDDOR reporting: could employers be prosecuted?

The HSE has clarified that, in certain circumstances, employers must report new cases of COVID-19 under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR), which require employers and other people in charge of ...