Welcome to Allen & Overy’s Employment Talk blog, sharing with you our views and insights into the latest trends and developments in employee absence, incapacity, employee-related private health insurance issues, occupational health and employee wellness.
08 June 2018 - Robbie Sinclair
With the countdown to the World Cup in Russia this summer already well underway (it kicks off on Thursday 14 June 2018), now is the time for employers to consider the impact that a four-week showpiece international football event may have on the workplace. Are you ready? History tells us that staff morale and interest › Read More
31 May 2016 - Rhiannon Bail
Can employers make contact with employees on sick leave? This question was addressed by the EAT in Private Medicine Intermediaries Ltd and others v Hodkinson, which ruled that in certain circumstances contact may amount to a repudiatory breach of contract and constructive dismissal. › Read More
23 July 2015 - Felicity Gemson
We already know that workers who are on sick leave continue to accrue their minimum four weeks’ holiday (the portion guaranteed by EU law) and that they can carry over any unused holiday, subject to some restrictions, to a future holiday year. But, to be eligible to carry it over, must they show that they › Read More