Hello and welcome to this weeks edition of the Castle Associates news roundup for employers.
This weeks employer news is a little busier than usual and reflects the increased range of issues facing employers following the implementation and continuation of our new found freedom’s.
We start this week with some important caselaw which found both employer and ‘host’ employer vicariously responsible for the tortious acts of two employees.(1)
Secondly we have an article which looks at the issues for employers to consider when monitoring the social media activity of their employees for potential issues of misconduct.(2)
On a similar theme following the recent case of harassment against Chief medical Officer Chris Witty, we have an article looking at the employers approach to misconduct outside of work in general.(3)
As more cases relating to Covid issues start to hit the courts, we look at the benchmark case of Mhindurwa v Lovingangels Care Limited which found that the use of redundancy rather than the furlough scheme at the beginning of the Covid pandemic constituted unfair dismissal.(4)
We bring you an important article which looks at the recent changes to the self isolation rules in England and Scotland.(5)
We finish with a reminder that the deadline for gender pay gap reporting is the 4th October this year.(6)