Employment Law Update | reluctant returners, misconduct and holiday pay calculations

Are you battling to get employees back to work even on a hybrid basis? Do you have employees using health and safety as an excuse for misconduct? Are you up to speed with the potential shake-up to holiday pay calculations?

Whether through new case law or legislative changes, HR best practice is constantly evolving. Join our experts for a free, informative update to ensure you’re legally compliant and prepared to tackle the latest employment challenges heading your way in 2022.

19 May at 11.00 am

During this highly informative 45-minute session, WorkNest’s Senior Employment Law Adviser and Solicitor, Laurie Anderson, will recap a handful of recent COVID-related cases, plus an impending Supreme Court decision that all HR managers and business owners need to know about.

We’ll be breaking down, in real terms, how these cases affect the processes you need to follow when dealing with refusals to return to the workplace (a particularly prominent challenge across most sectors right now), employees citing health and safety concerns as mitigation for misconduct, and changes to holiday pay calculations (a notoriously complicated area which is sure to create lots of confusion).

We’ll also provide a round-up of significant case law outcomes and what they mean for your organisation, as well as looking ahead to what’s coming up in employment law in the second half of 2022.

Join us to learn:

  • The right way to handle reluctant returners, and misconduct justified by the employee on health and safety grounds – with disputes of this nature expected to continue post-restrictions, if an employee claims that attending the workplace will detrimentally impact their physical and mental health or tries to justify their misconduct on health and safety grounds, how should employers respond without inviting legal issues?
  • Potential changes to holiday pay calculations for ad-hoc, term-time only and zero hours workers – following the eagerly anticipated Supreme Court decision in Harpur Trust v Brazel, employers may be forced to reconsider their practices when it comes to calculating holiday pay (yet again!). If the Supreme Court rules in favour of the employee, this landmark case will also give rise to further claims from affected workers in respect of historical underpayments.
  • Other important case law outcomes that impact HR best practice, plus the employment law changes that may still be on the cards in 2022.

We’ll be rounding off the session with a live Q&A, so if you have a burning employment query regarding any of these topics or another issue you would like some free expert advice on, submit it in advance via the registration form or use the chat box during the webinar.

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Meet our host

Laurie Anderson

Employment Law Adviser and Solicitor

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