In these uncertain times understanding your rights as an employee has never been more significant. Employers have to come to terms with the changing landscape and do what they think is right to protect their businesses, and whilst they do have a legal right to make redundancies they also legally need to follow a process/framework. Employment, even in these hard times, still needs to be legal and fair.
Employment Law is complex and in the current climate there are even more opportunities for an employer to fail to uphold your rights as an employee.
At Banner Jones, our team of compassionate Employment Law specialists, have a wealth of experience in dealing with all aspects of employment law including redundancy, discrimination at work and unfair dismissal. We are available now to support you and ensure that you find and achieve the outcome you want.
Our friendly and compassionate team are here to help. We are available by phone, email , video call and our offices are all now open for appointments should you wish to speak with us face to face. Contact us today in confidence for a no obligation initial discussion about your situation and how we can help
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Employee rights – Compulsory Vaccinations Update September 2021
From 11 November 2021, all care home workers and anyone entering a care home must be fully vaccinated, unless they are medically exempt under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021.
Compulsory vaccinations in the care sector
With the Covid-19 vaccine fast being rolled out across the country and all over 18’s to be offered a first dose by the end of June 2021, the Government has now mandated that all people working in elderly care MUST be vaccinated in order to continue to do this work. The new legislation, which is subject to Parliamentary approval, is expected to come into force from October.
Redundancy advice: what you need to know
At Banner Jones Solicitors, we're here to help. Our specialist team of Employment Law Solicitors answer the most commonly asked questions about redundancy.
Employment Law - Katie Ash on Settlement Agreements
Katie Ash explains and answers some questions about settlement agreements.
Health & Wellbeing in The Workplace
Uber drivers entitled to workplace protections
The ‘gig’ economy is characterised by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work, as opposed to permanent jobs. Depending upon your viewpoint, it is either a positive working environment that offers a great deal of flexibility (for example, employment hours in the control of the individual) or it is a form of worker exploitation with very little protection (for example, lack of paid holidays, sickness benefit and so on).
The impact of Brexit on the UK’s Employment Law
As the Nation waits with baited breath to discover what the Government’s strategy for leaving the EU will be, when it will happen and whether it will be a ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ Brexit, many employers are, unsurprisingly, concerned about what the future of employment law will look like. How quickly will it change, what will their obligations be, and what steps will they need to take to ensure compliance?
Employees negligence can amount to gross misconduct
The Court of Appeal recently ruled that a senior manager’s negligence in failing to ensure that a colleague followed company policy could amount to gross misconduct justifying the manager’s summary dismissal.