Autumn 2020

Over the summer we paused our quarterly update to focus instead on regular Coronavirus and furlough updates (and goodness, there were an awful lot)!  We are now returning to our quarterly updates, albeit with the inevitable focus in employment law changes enforced by the virus.  In this update we are going to look at the latest briefing from the Treasury on the new Job Support Scheme (JSS) replacing the CJRS (the furlough scheme) from 31st October onwards, before turning our attention to some changes to Tribunal procedures brought about by the Coronavirus.  

At the time of finalising this update, we have also just received the Government guidance on shielding and protecting the clinically extremely vulnerable.  The latest guidance is here:

In case law, we look at a case in which a six-figure sum in costs was awarded against a Claimant (rare but interesting reading).  Finally, we look at a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case on the definition of disability, the facts of which are slightly bizarre and humorous (unless, perhaps, you are Alexei Navalny).

Statutory and Treasury Guidance updates

Case law developments