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Back to the office after lockdown – but do employees want to return?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that those who are unable to work from home should now be encouraged to go back to work, so it seems we are on the – albeit slow – road to the return to the office. But, have these last few we...


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COVID-19: Changing the way we learn forever?

Pre-Coronavirus, we were already seeing a movement away from traditional instructor-led (‘classroom’) training towards digital learning, but now it seems the COVID-19 pandemic is making some permanent changes to the way organisations l...


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Law Commission recommends increased powers for Employment Tribunals

Recommendations to improve how employment law disputes are decided have been published by the Law Commission. The independent body, set up to reform the law, has reviewed the jurisdiction of Employment Tribunals and the areas where they share jur...


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Government to release guidance to get people back to work

The government is expected to release a series of papers this week that will lay out how it plans to safely and gradually restart the economy. Last week it invited businesses, trade bodies, unions and other workers representatives to offer their v...


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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...