The UK Government has announced that people working in care homes in England must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 from October, unless they have a medical exemption. The mandatory vaccination requirement will apply to anyone working in a registered care home providing nursing or personal care on a full-time, part-time or volunteer basis, whether employed…

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Numerous questions have been asked about whether or not employers have legal grounds to force their employees to accept the COVID-19 vaccine.  It now appears that the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has provided an answer. Speaking on behalf of the Prime Minister, a spokesperson said that “taking a vaccine is not mandatory and it…

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As the current turbulent period the world has faced as a result of Covid-19 is slowly returning to normal we are seeing travel restrictions lifted. As a result employees who feared holidays will be cancelled may be able to still get away or business trips to see international clients or projects could once again take…

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From April 2020, employed parents are entitled to two weeks’ bereavement leave following the death of a child. Who is it for? Employed parents who have lost a child under 18 on or after 6 April 2020. It does not apply to workers or those who are self-employed. It is a day 1 right, available…

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