As the coronavirus continues to create significant challenges for families and businesses, we want to reassure our clients of the steps that Boyes Turner have taken in order to continue to provide a high level of client service.
Following the abolishment of Employment Tribunal (“ET”) fees, coupled with the fact that costs orders in the ET are the exception and not the rule, there is little to deter a claimant from issuing proceedings against their employer.
Below are some of the issues and questions which you might be impacting your business in light of the current Coronavirus outbreak. This summary is based on current Public Health England and government advice as at 5 March 2020.
Combating sexual harassment at work – A call to action
Sexual Harassment has been in the news with the publication of new Equality and Human Rights Commission guidance on managing workplace harassment as well as the news hitting the headlines from across the Atlantic this week.
Statutory Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay to arrive soon
Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom has announced new regulations on Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay, which will give eligible employees two weeks’ paid statutory leave if they lose a child. The law will come into effect from 6 April 2020 subject to final parliamentary approval. Although an upsetting subject, this new law will give certainty and protections for parents.