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Coronavirus Tribunal Claim: dismissal for refusing to wear a face mask

Coronavirus Tribunal Claim | Dismissal | HR Solutions

The UK is now starting to see claims at employment tribunal connected to employment disputes arising out of the pandemic. Coronavirus related employment claims can include breach of contract and discrimination in respect of Furlough, both in terms of the selection and process in managing the scheme and unfair dismissal claims in respect of redundancy […]

Hybrid working: the future of the workplace 

Hybrid Working | HR Solutions | Crispin Rhodes

COVID-19 has shown businesses that how people do their jobs is more important than where they do them. This has led to many employers letting staff decide to either work from home, the office or a mixture of both.    This combination of working from home and being office-based, known as hybrid working, is set to become the new norm for many […]

Absence Management: How to deal with mental health absences

Absence Management | Mental Health | HR Solutions

It is reported that depression, which is just one form of mental ill health, is the second leading cause of disability worldwide.  The Office for National Statistics reported that in 2018/19, stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 54% of all working days lost due to ill health. We have also seen mental health being affected directly because […]

Coronavirus: Third National Lockdown

Third UK Lockdown | COVID-19 | HR Solutions

Further to the announcement in the evening of 4 January of a new, third national lockdown, we look at what the new rules mean for employers effective from now and for how long we can expect them to be in place. Latest lockdown news The Government announced on 4 January 2021 a new national lockdown. […]

Covid-19: Self-isolation Requirements

Covid-19 Self Isolation | HR Solutions

At the end of September 2020, we saw two key developments in the UK’s response to fighting Covid-19.  Firstly, the introduction of the NHS Test and Trace app, and secondly, the introduction of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020. NHS Test and Trace App With the NHS Test and Trace app, […]

Job Support Scheme: Further Details Published 24 September 2020

Job Support Scheme | HR Solutions

As we must expect restrictions to normal life continue for at least another 6 months, and with the Furlough scheme ending in October, the Government have devised a new scheme to help keep employees in work and hopefully avoid the need for redundancies. On 24 September, the Chancellor announced the new Job Support Scheme.  We […]

More redundancies planned as UK businesses operate at half capacity

More Redundancies Planned | HR Solutions

The threat of future local lockdowns and reduced customer demand could see a third of businesses making redundancies during the next three months. Data from the latest Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker from the British Chambers of Commerce and the job site Indeed reveals the top two issues stopping businesses from being able to get back to normal […]

Four day working week imminent?

4 Day Work Week | HR Solutions | Employment Law

Could our working week soon be cut to four days? A group of cross-party MPs have written a letter to the government asking for just that. The group claim that shortening the working week to four days could be the solution to helping the country recover from the economic impact of Covid-19. The argument for […]


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