Employment Bulletin - June 2022

Increasing flexible and hybrid working

The CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) has published a Report called ‘An update on flexible and hybrid working practices'.

This Report explores the challenges, implications and benefits for employers and employees in relation to flexible and hybrid working.

Find out how employers can develop an effective flexible and hybrid working policy here.

Can employees be automatically dismissed for refusing to return to work because of Covid-19 related concerns?

To continue our series of articles on Covid-related dismissals, which includes our articles Furlough Unfair Dismissal Cases Continue… and Covid-19 And Dismissals: An Unfair Dismissal During Passover, we can report on a further unfair dismissal claim.

In the recent case of Rodgers v Leeds Laser Cutting, the Tribunal found that an employee’s concerns about Covid-19 did not make their dismissal for refusing to return to work automatically unfair.

Discover the case outcome and what this means for employers here.

For more information on this bulletin, please contact our Employment team.

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