Covid

Long Covid leading to mistreatment, bullying and job loss

Employees with long Covid have been mistreated at work and one in seven (14%) have lost their job for related reasons, a new study has found.

Furlough fraud cost HMRC £100 million

HMRC estimates organised crime gangs used the furlough support scheme to defraud £104 million since 2020.

Fit notes hit record high in 2021

The number of fit notes issued by GPs reached a record 10.3 million in 2021.

Rising covid infections force HR to prepare

The UK is averaging 351,000 daily infections of covid, the highest number recorded since the 350,000 daily infections in March 2022.

UK worker loses Covid safety tribunal

A UK worker who lost his job for refusing to go to work due to Covid safety concerns has been unsuccessful in his appeal to the employment tribunal.

Long covid recognised as disability in landmark tribunal

An employee with long Covid has won an employment tribunal for unfair dismissal, becoming the first person to successfully claim that the condition should be classed as a disability.

Come fly with me: EasyJet's Ella Bennett

EasyJet’s Ella Bennett talks to Jo Gallacher about how the airline has taken off after the Covid storm with a massive energy around recruitment as travel is predicted to reach near pre-pandemic...

Recording employee tribunals could lead to fairer hearings

Employment tribunals (ETs) conducted remotely could soon be recorded under plans being considered to bring proceedings more up to date.

Executives protected from pay cuts during pandemic

Company executives were less likely to receive a pay cut during the pandemic compared to other employees.

Worker safety must be key to Covid-19 inquiry

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has urged the government to focus on workplace safety and enforcement as part of the independent public inquiry into Covid-19.

Imminent changes to Statutory Sick Pay: what HR needs to know

Imminent changes to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) will take employers by surprise, and force them to have to decide whether Covid-19 is now just an illness like any other, according to experts.

Reasonable adjustments for disabled workers in the age of hybrid working

Our new working environment, with many employees based both at home and in the office, means businesses may well need to take a long hard look at the reasonable adjustments they are making and ensure...