News & Updates

Creepy Callers…

Creepy Callers… The Pit Falls of the NHS Track and Trace Service What is Track and Trace and how does it work?
 The contact tracing app is designed to let users know if they have been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19.
 The purpose of the...

Risky Business

Risky Business Putting someone ‘at risk’ & the risks involved… Many clients have asked whether face-to-face meetings are now encouraged in the workplace. The guidance from the government remains for office workers to work from home (where possible) until...

Extended Furlough Update

Extended Furlough Update The details of Coronavirus Government support is constantly shifting. Below are the most up-to-date (as of this morning…) details we have. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (‘CJRS’ or ‘furlough’)...

Gender Fluidity

Gender Fluidity A gender-fluid (non-binary) worker has won an employment tribunal against Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) winning £180,000. The employee successfully argued that she suffered harassment and direct discrimination because of gender reassignment and sexual...

Tribunal Cases During the Pandemic

Tribunal Cases During the Pandemic CASE 1: CARE WORKER SACKED WHILE IN HOSPITAL WITH CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS. An employee with 5 years service has been sacked when they missed a disciplinary hearing because they were in hospital with coronavirus symptoms. The...

A Rise in Protected Disclosures during Coronavirus?

A Rise in Protected Disclosures during Coronavirus? As workplaces reopened over the last few months (prior to the recent announcement suggesting that people should “work from home wherever possible”) many employees may have been worried about their safety at work,...

Supporting Employees During this Uncertain Time

Supporting Employees During this Uncertain Time With further changes, more lockdowns, curfews and suggested working from home, what can employers do to support employees during this difficult time. Communication is key and making sure your employees feel fully...

Shiny Happy People

Shiny Happy People Does an advert asking for happy people lead to discrimination?Everyone has an opinion on this case from Piers Morgan to the DLP Team itself! FACTS OF THE CASE A salon owner put out a job advert asking for “happy people” to apply within. The...

The End of Furlough and the Job Support Scheme

The End of Furlough and the Job Support Scheme With the recent announcement from Boris regarding further lockdown measures for another 6 months over winter, how will it affect employers and employees with the new changes moving forward? Here’s a brief summary to help....