Covid

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...

Over a third of Brits would go into work Covid-positive

Almost four in 10 Britons (37%) say they are likely to go to work following a positive Covid-19 test result.

Reflecting on a dedication to serving others: Harbhajan Brar, Imperial College London

Imperial College London HRD Harbhajan Brar tells Beau Jackson how his 30 years in HR have been driven by a determination to build better, fairer, more successful organisations that represent...

Why has it taken a pandemic to care about people?

“It’s all about our people”, organisations say. But why has it taken a pandemic to make wellbeing or working flexibly a priority? The key is culture, honest leadership, new ways of working, and...

Could no isolation result in stronger restrictions by employers?

All Covid measures in England are due to end at the end of February, including the legal requirement on people with coronavirus to self-isolate.

Annoying colleagues deter Brits from returning to offices

When returning to the office, UK workers are more worried about sharing a space with annoying colleagues than they are about catching Covid.