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.

Summer Sports Bonanza – should employers be excited or apprehensive?

Robbie Sinclair

With Euro 2016 fast approaching (kicking off tonight), employers will have already started to consider the impact that this summer’s sporting events may have on the workplace. Read More

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Contacting employees while on sick leave

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

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Holiday – What a Carry On…

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

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