Hello and welcome to this week’s news.
This weeks news seems oddly misplaced set against the backdrop of the largest military invasion in Europe since world war two. So while the people of Ukraine duck bombs and bullets, we’ll start this week with an article about the pending increase in national insurance contributions set to come into effect on 6 April 2022.(1) Our next red hot piece looks at the impact of ‘long-COVID’ on the workplace.(2)
First on this weeks caselaw list is the record breaking Macken v BNP Paribas which saw the tribunal award an astonishing £2 million!(3) In the case of Hughes v Rattan  EWCA Civ 107 the Court of Appeal found in favour of the defendant in a vicarious liability claim.(4) 6In the wake of Storm Eunice, we look at whether staff should be paid for trying to attend work during adverse weather conditions.(5) An employee who complained that she was suffering with the same medical condition as Kate Middleton (morning sickness) was fairly dismissed a Tribunal decides.(6)
This week the TUC covers their own research which indicates that twice as many older people have left the labour market since the start of the pandemic than their younger, more frivolous & petulant colleagues.(7) Also, TUC warns against introducing charges for COVID tests.(8)