EMPLOYMENT LAW

Catch up on the highlights in employment law from 2021, look forward to the likely changes in 2022

An overview of the key cases and legislation from 2021 including:

  • The introduction of IR35 for the private sector
  • Protection for workers raising health and safety concerns
  • When could an agenda to reduce gender pay gap be discriminatory?
  • A roundup of the latest GIG economy cases

A review of the principles arising from the first Covid-19 related cases, including:

  • Can employees who refuse to work due to safety concerns be dismissed?
  • What happens if an employee states that they will only work from home?
  • Is it fair to dismiss an employee for a suspected breach of isolation rules?
  • Could it be discriminatory to require employees to attend the workplace?

A preview of what is likely to come in 2022:

  • A new statutory right to carer’s leave
  • Proposals to widen laws to protect pregnant employees
  • Proposals to change liability for third party harassment
  • Proposals to make flexible working requests a day one right

About the authors


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Will Walsh

Partner

Expertise in the employment aspects of company restructures and strategy, including international elements.
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Greg Burgess

Partner

Advises on restructures, TUPE, trade union law, dismissal claims, discrimination, harassment and has experience defending Employment Tribunal claims.

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