Wosskow Brown’s Employment Solicitor, Jamie Brown takes a look at common questions about furlough leave and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme....
Today will see the beginning of a landmark hearing in Norwich. A panel will decide at tribunal whether veganism should be protected by law, as a philosophical or religious belief. This first-time hearing rises from Jordi Casamitjana’s claim he was unfairly dismissed due to his veganism. Mr Casamitjana says he was sacked by the...Continue reading
Long standing holiday firm, Thomas Cook, has ceased trading with immediate effect. This comes after the company’s failure to secure additional funding, during last minute negotiations over the weekend, sent the company into compulsory liquidation. The collapse of Thomas Cook has lead to much disruption and stress. Holidays and flights have been cancelled, leaving...Continue reading
Office for National Statistics figures show that unemployment dropped by 27,000 in the three months to February, to 1.34 million. Furthermore, the number of people in work is at a record high of 32.7 million, representing a rise of 179,000. This figure has actually increased by 457,000 over the past year. Matt Hughes, ONS...Continue reading
As of April 2019, the rules regarding sick pay will change and it’s important that you know what these changes are. A problem with falling ill is that sometimes it means you can’t work. Therefore, this makes people worry about earning money. Fortunately, you are entitled to be paid by your employer even when...Continue reading
The latest UK employment law changes for employees includes regulation on sacking of people with dyslexia for poor performance. This is an attempt to crack down on disability discrimination in the workplace. If an employer was made aware of the employee’s dyslexia from the outset of employment, they must fulfil their duty to make...Continue reading