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Web start by reporting on the removal of the public sector cap on exit payments.(1) We also highlight a recent EAT decision looking at ‘reasonable steps’ in respect of race discrimination.(2) A survey conducted by HR software company Personio has identified that 1 in 4 UK employees are reluctant to return to the workplace in line with the government’s ‘roadmap’ plans. (3)
Acuity Law provides an excellent round-up of discrimination issues.(4) As the employment tribunal service begins to catch up with the dramatic COVID events of 2020, the first decisions are starting to leak through. We have a decision relating to refusal to wear a mask at work.(5) Morton Fraser provide an article about maternity rights and possible issues to consider during lockdown.(6)
Finally, we finish with two articles from the TUC. The first looks at the difficulties ahead for us all if the government relies on a ‘consumer led’ economic recovery.(7) The second relates to the plight of the aviation industry in the post COVID world.(8)