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Joanne Moseley

Teacher dismissed after child porn found on his home computer was fairly dismissed

Last year we analysed the EAT's decision in K v L which found that a teacher, who admitted having child pornography on his home computer,...

Joanne Moseley

Government announces new duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace

The government has published its consultation response on sexual harassment in the workplace and indicated that it intends to make a...

David Shirt

Fraudulent trading: Ian Hudson sentenced to four years' imprisonment

By Craig Weston Between January 2008 and July 2019 Mr Hudson advised on regulated pensions, mortgages and other investments despite not...

Joanne Moseley

COVID-19: list published of 16 sectors where workers may be exempt from 'close contact' self-isolation

Last night, the government updated its guidance on NHS test and trace in the workplace to include information which explains how...

Ted Powell

Political protests in sport – Athletes’ rights and duties at the 2020 Olympics

By Ted Powell and Thomas Barnard (Irwin Mitchell), in collaboration with Luka Krsljanin (Blackstone Chambers). With thanks to...

Charlotte Hargreaves

Hybrid working: Challenges for manufacturers

Elaine Huttley, As a result of the global pandemic, many organisations – including manufacturers – are having a major re-think about how...

David Shirt

Pension Schemes Act 2021 - new criminal offences and higher financial penalties

By Jason Newall and Luke Singleton from Irwin Mitchell's Regulatory Investigations Group. On 11 February 2021 the Pension Schemes Act...

Joanne Moseley

Frontline health and care staff don't have to self-isolate if they've been in contact with someone with COVID-19

On Monday 19 July, the government announced that double vaccinated frontline NHS and social care staff in England, who have been told to...

Joanne Moseley

Updated guidance on working safely during COVID-19: emphasis on ventilation, limiting contact and hygiene

The government has updated its series of guidance notes on working safely during COVID-19 to reflect the changes taking place on Monday...

Joanne Moseley

Education sector: FAQs about self isolation and COVID safety requirements after 19 July

Despite the surge in the numbers of people testing positive for COVID-19, from Monday 19 July most restrictions, put in place in England...

Joanne Moseley

Can employers ask clinically extremely vulnerable people to return to work on 19 July?

On Monday 19 July most COVID-19 restrictions in England will end - including the government's instruction to 'work from home if you can'....

Joanne Moseley

Employers guide to the NHS test and trace app

Many people in England and Wales have the NHS COVID app on their phones. You can use this to check into a venue, check your symptoms and...

Irwin Mitchell

Carry on Regardless... [STOP PRESS - UPDATE!]

A few weeks ago I wrote a short piece summarising the planning rules for farmers and other rural land owners looking to bring in a...

Joanne Moseley

What should you do if you discover that an existing employee hasn't applied for settled or pre-settled status?

All employers in the UK have a responsibility to prevent illegal working. You do this by conducting simple right to work checks before...

David Shirt

Dishonesty and findings of no impairment – when is a case truly exceptional?

Kathryn Pitters, a Barrister in Irwin Mitchell’s Regulatory Investigations team, examines a recent case where the GMC successfully...

Joanne Moseley

No jab, no job: implications for the care sector

The government has announced that all adult care home staff will have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 if they want to continue to work...

Elizabeth Thomson

Court of Appeal's key decision on tenant break rights

Tim Rayner, Joint Head of Corporate Occupiers and Real Estate Disputes at Irwin Mitchell, examines the decision which focused on tenants...

Danielle Parsons

#returntowork: Can my employer force me to go back to the office?

Currently as things stand and in light of the recent government announcements it seems that many employers will expect their staff to...

Joanne Moseley

Legal requirement to wear masks, follow social distancing rules and work from home end on 19 July 2021

Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced that the vast majority of COVID-19 laws, implemented to protect the public during the pandemic,...

Joanne Moseley

Are you thinking about adopting an agile or hybrid working pattern? We've created a toolkit to help you

The restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way many office-based staff work. Some workers are keen to get back to...

Joanne Moseley

COVID-19: Employee who refused to return to work to protect his vulnerable father was unfairly dismissed

We've been regularly reviewing the trickle of COVID-19 related employment claims which have been decided by the employment tribunals. So...

Charlotte Hargreaves

#Ads and the ASA – The Who, What, How and Why to disclosing paid for content

by Alexandra Marchant and Amelia Darbro In the past year, UK lockdowns have led consumers to spend more time on social media than ever...