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Tag: Covid-19

Employment

Novax Call, In or Out?

The high-profile case of Tennis No.1 Novak Djokovic and the Australian Open is an example of the challenges facing many employers dealing with unvaccinated employees.

Employment

Fear of Contracting Covid Not a Philosophical Belief

With week after week of Coronavirus news, statistics, infection rates and deaths it’s not surprising that we’re a little wary of the prospect of catching or re-catching the virus. This exposure to the constant rounds of measures, vaccinations and further variants can also make employees very nervous when it comes to a return to the workplace, especially after long periods working from home.

Employment

Omicron

With the prospect of tighter controls to prevent the spread of the new, potent variant, what action should employers be taking?

Employment

The Great Resignation

The pandemic has created an acceleration of tenure trends and newfound ambitions for candidates seeking new opportunities but what of the impact on business?

Employment

Playing the Long Game

New research indicates Long Covid is far more prevalent than we had estimated. What are the implications and how should employers respond?

Employment

Co-ping with Covid Cons

Dozens of workers at the Nissan plant in Sunderland used fake screenshots to take time off work. As a prompt we look at the approach to take when you doubt the validity of sickness absence.

Employment

Farewell, Furlough – Are Your Plans in Place?

The Government’s furlough scheme is set to end 30th September so we thought it might be a good time to look at the implications, options and why we believe planning now, if not already undertaken is essential for employers.

Employment

Sweet Injustice

Unfair dismissal finding for Nestle worker sacked over “a bit of banter” – we unwrap the lessons for employers form this case.

Employment

Calling it Out! A lesson for employers

Multi grand slam winning tennis professional and World number two, Naomi Osaka, hit the headlines due to her open admission of her struggles with depression and anxiety. Her unfortunate withdrawal from Roland Garros a warning for employers to engage effectively in such circumstances.

Employment

All Wellbeing and Good?

The incessant bombardment of news related to Covid-19, mostly bearing heavy messages of death, infection rates and strain on the NHS is affecting most of us. How can we not be affected by the constant round of daily stats and latest notification of job losses making staff even more anxious over their own job security?

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