The pandemic has had big implications for the way we work, the workplace setting and the way we employ. There are many changes and challenges within employment law that are still coming to light.
This free learning lunch webinar, hosted by employment law experts Simon Gilmour and Samantha Owen on Thursday 3 March 2022, aimed to address some of the big questions that HR directors, senior executives and founders have about their legal position now and in a post-pandemic world. Sign up to our newsletter to receive updates about future webinars.
This was the second webinar in a series of online events in collaboration with Advanced Manufacturing Park Technology Centre.
What did we cover?
- No jab/no job or no jab/no pay - Looking at the recent examples of big companies bringing in policies - what could these sorts of policies mean for business and what are the risks?
- Covid litigation - Delays in Tribunals mean we have only recently started seeing Covid-related cases come through the system. We discussed some of the case trends we can expect in 2022. These include appeals relating to furlough, health and safety in the workplace and whistle blowing.
- The future of employment law through the Covid lens - What are the key changes we can expect and will Long-Covid be considered a disability?
- Flexible working - We provided updates to flexible working law, implications and expectations for the Employment Bill expected in 2022.
- Harassment - We considered the impact of the “Me Too” movement on employment law and we looked at the Government’s proposition to introduce a duty to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace legislation, which is due but has been delayed during Covid.
- Gender Identity - The hottest topic in discrimination law currently. We provided updates on the case law to date and discussed likely similar cases to emerge this year.
- What next for pay? - Looking at this topic we provided updates to the latest National Minimum Wage figures, holiday pay law, new deadlines for employers' mandatory gender pay gap reporting and calls for ethnicity and disability pay gap reporting.
You can watch the webinar below: