Markel Law Insights

Can a dismissal for refusal to be vaccinated against Covid-19 be fair?

Employers’ legal responsibilities for staff regularly using computers when working from home

HMRC furlough guidance updated for employees with caring responsibilities

January 20, 2021 | Rianda Markram

Impact of the withdrawal agreement on data protection

Following the Withdrawal Agreement, businesses may be wondering what has changed on the topic of data protection. Read our blog to find if your business may be impacted by recent developments.

January 20, 2021 | Hannah Thomas

The extent of Agency Workers rights to Equal Treatment clarified by the Employment Appeal Tribunal

A recent long-running tribunal case involving a group of 50 agency workers has provided clarification on the extent of agency workers’ right to equal treatment under statute. Read our blog to find out more.

December 09, 2020 | Hannah Thomas

Discriminatory comments by employees on social media: When are employers liable?

We look at a recent employment tribunal case which is a reminder that employers can be held responsible for their employees’ discriminatory conduct on social media and messaging apps where this is linked to their work.

November 11, 2020 | Hannah Thomas

Full HMRC guidance to extended furlough published

On 10 November 2020, HMRC published full guidance on the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, also referred to as the Furlough Scheme, which has been extended to 31 March 2021.

September 22, 2020 | Hannah Thomas

Retaining staff and customer details for NHS Test and Trace is now mandatory

New Regulations came into force on 18 September 2020 making it a legal requirement for businesses in England in certain sectors to keep a temporary record of customers and visitors for 21 days to assist NHS Test and Trace; with fixed penalties applying where there is a failure to do so.