With the situation around COVID-19 changing rapidly, many employers and employees will have questions around coming to work, pay and sick pay. For example:
Who qualifies for sick pay?
Who should be working from home?
What if an employee can’t come to work?
What about workers who are classed as vulnerable?
While very organisation will have their own policies in place, it’s important to know the law on these issues so that you don’t breach the rules. Getting it wrong could lead to a claim against an employer or disciplinary action against an employee further down the line.
Make sure you use a reliable source of information, and that all parties are clear where they stand. Both ACAS and the Government regularly update the COVID-19 guidelines on their websites and these are a good resource for employers and employees.
- Social distancing and vulnerable people
- Self-isolation and sick pay
- If the workplace needs to close temporarily
- If an employee needs time off work to look after someone
- If someone has coronavirus symptoms at work
- Good practice steps for employers
- More coronavirus advice
- Employment and financial support
- Business and other organisations
- Healthcare workers and carers
If you are an employer or an employee and have an issue you would like to discuss, we’ll be happy to help. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on our employment law services here.