In this month’s edition of Workplace Law we look at what employers should consider when it comes to staff requests for foreign holidays, post-holiday quarantine and business travel as well as a recent EAT ruling relating to an unfair dismissal claim from an employee on his implementation of new health and safety procedures in his workplace.
Don’t shoot the messenger: Employee unfairly dismissed for implementing new health and safety procedures
In the case of Sinclair v Trackwork Limited, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruled that an employee was automatically unfairly dismissed under Section 100(1)(a) of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996) in circumstances where his implementation of new health and safety procedures caused upset and friction within the workforce.
Staff booking foreign holidays, travel quarantine and business travel – what an employer needs to know from an employment law perspective
We have reached Step 3 in the UK government’s Roadmap back to normality. Non-essential foreign travel is allowed once again. This allows people in England and Scotland to go on holidays abroad to ‘green list’ countries. The obvious challenge for the ‘would be’ holiday maker is finding a popular “green” country that is attractive enough to want to visit, or take a chance on an amber country, where there may be less visitors and prices may be lower.