Gus Baker’s H&S advice noted in House of Commons Briefing Paper
Gus Baker’s guide, published last month, provides a detailed look at when employees will be protected from dismissal and detriment under Section 44 and Section 100 of the Employment Rights Act.
His guide notes that: “prior to the coronavirus pandemic, employment disputes in which individuals refused to work because of danger were relatively rarely seen by employment tribunals. …The emergence of Covid 19 is likely to change this. For as long as the virus remains prevalent, and no vaccine has been found, each and every workplace is potentially an environment in which there is a serious danger for employees; especially those that are older or vulnerable.”
Briefing Paper – Coronavirus; Returning to Work
Since publication, the Government has relaxed restrictions on working practices during the Coronavirus pandemic and has issued a briefing paper on returning to work. The Commons Briefing Paper considers health and safety at work, whistleblowing and refusing to attend work, noting Gus’ guide as a key reference point.
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