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The Coronavirus pandemic has affected all of us in some way and, for the almost 33 million of us who work, we’ve seen our day-to-day lives and the way we earn an income adapt to the new way of life.

Although many are still on the front line, the majority of us are now working from home, have been furloughed, or sadly been let go. Environments have changed, responsibilities have been tweaked, but our employment rights are as strong as ever.

Here we answer a number of your FAQs regarding Coronavirus and employment law. More...

We are all weathering this coronavirus storm, but what that means on a personal level is different for everyone. Hopefully, work is not one of the things causing you to worry, but what if it is?

Maybe you've been asked to do something by your employer which made you feel uncomfortable? Or you felt forced in to agreeing to do something because of coronavirus? Perhaps you're having to choose between shielding a vulnerable family member and coming to work? Are you doubting yourself and putting your feelings of concern down to the general uncertainty of the current times?

You're probably dealing with everything all at once right now and the mere idea of tackling a workplace issue might be too much. However, in the world of employment law and resolving workplace disputes, time is of the essence.

I want to help you. Here is my advice on how to protect your legal position at work in 3 steps: More...

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Our recent employment law seminars have proved to be our most popular to date.

Bethan Southcombe, Head of our Employment Department and HR Business Services, and her team hosted four seminars along the M4 corridor which were free to attend for HR professionals, senior management and business owners.

Our seminars cover a variety of employment law issues, taking place in Swansea, Bridgend, Cardiff and for the first time… Bristol. Our February attendees received in-depth advice relating to managing sickness absence and mental health in the workplace. More...

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In a recent preliminary hearing judgement, the Employment Tribunal (ET) confirmed that veganism can amount to a protected characteristic under the Equality Act (EqA) 2010. More...

The UK government has announced that from 6th April 2020 parents who lose a child under the age of 18 will be entitlement to bereavement leave and pay. 

As a result, the UK will be the first in the world to offer parental bereavement leave and pay.

The regulation known as ‘Jack’s Law’ has been campaigned for, in memory of Jack Herd, by his mother since 2010, when Jack’s father was only able to take three days leave (including the day of the funeral) after his son’s death.

Shockingly, this is not the only case. In some situations, parents have even had to take holiday leave to attend their child’s funeral. More...

With effect from 15th February 2015 EU Regulations on Consumer Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) allow consumers who bought our services online to submit their complaint via an online complaint portal.

We are required under the regulations to provide our clients the following information:-
  1. Link to the ODR platform - please follow the following link for further information (http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr).
  2. Our contact email address in case of a complaint under the ODR regulation – Andrea Coombes andrea.c@howellslegal.com