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Grenfell project manager did not know about fire safety regulations

Grenfell main contractor Rydon’s first project manager knew little of fire safety regulations or building regulations during the time that he worked on the Grenfell Tower refurbishment between May 2014 and July 2015. The Grenfell Inquiry hea...


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Face masks – implementing rules in the workplace

There is no universal face-covering guidance for the workplace due to the variety of work environments in different industries. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has provided detailed guidance for specific workplac...


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Quarantining arrivals from Spain – how should employers respond?

Amidst news that Spain has been removed from the UK's list of safe destinations after it saw a spike in the number of coronavirus cases, employers and employees alike are seeking guidance of what to do if and when holiday-makers are not able to co...


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Discrimination “arising from” a disability – Court of Appeal examines the correct test

The Court of Appeal has held in Robinson v. DWP that, when considering if there has been discrimination “arising from” a disability under section 15 of the Equality Act 2010, the correct test is whether the alleged treatment ...


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Landmark Bill to deliver biggest changes to building safety for 40 years

The government has published a landmark Bill to deliver the biggest changes to building safety for nearly 40 years. The Building Safety Bill, published in draft form on 20 July 2020, will impr...


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Handling collective redundancies after lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a huge toll on many businesses, and handling collective redundancies is something many may have to deal with. As the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is rolled back, the unfortunate reality is that some staff ma...