Employment news – Issue two

Read our second issue of our employment newsletter, this month comes at a busy time for our employer clients. With the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme due to end on 31 October, the Chancellor unveiled plans on 24 September for the Job Support Scheme which is intended to follow from 1 November. We anticipate an increase in redundancy queries as the furlough scheme comes to an end and the economy continues to struggle and go into more detail about this later in the update.

In August the Government started a campaign to encourage employees back to work and as such we have been advising employers on how they can do this safely. However, last week the Government changed its advice in response to the rising cases of Covid-19 and now the guidance is that workers should work from home where they can.

In this update we cover a range of topical issues and news, including furlough fraud, the four-day-week, the legal perils of a personality clash at work, how not to sack an employee and where we are two years on from GDPR.

If you would like to discuss any of the topics we have covered, please get in touch with us.