Employment tribunals have been deciding Covid-related cases throughout 2021. In an article this week, Personnel Today looked at 10 key first-instance rulings related to the pandemic.
From an employee refusing to attend work due to safe working concerns through to failing to follow safety protocols and dismissal due to online safety rants, cases and decisions included:
Decision on an employee who would not attend work during the first lockdown because he was concerned about infecting his young children
Decision on an employee who did not want to return to work due to concerns about lack of safe-working measures.
Decision on an employee who claimed in the employment tribunal that loss of pay during her exclusion and the failure to allow her to return to work were direct pregnancy discrimination.
Decision on delivery driver who refused to wear a mask while sitting inside his cab.
Decision on delivery driver who posted on Facebook regarding safety concerns.
Decision on employee who claimed employer should have kept him on furlough instead of dismissing him.
Decision on employee’s claim that employer failed to consider furlough request seriously.
Decision on employee who refused to sign a variation of contract.
Decision on employer not trialling a new working arrangement proposed by employee.
Decision on rejection of employee’s flexible working request.
To read the article and findings in full, visit https://www.personneltoday.com/hr/covid-employment-cases-10-key-tribunal-rulings-for-employers/