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Coronavirus and Health & Safety Dismissals: The Emploment Rights Act

Gus Baker looks at Sections 44 and 100 of the Employment Rights Act in relation to coronavirus and health and safety dismissals.

Gus Baker has produced a guide concerning health and safety dismissals and detriments under sections 44 and 100 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 in the time of Coronavirus.

The guide provides a detailed look at how and when employees will accrue protection under the Act for taking unilateral action to protect their safety including:

  • When can employees who consider themselves at risk of infection refuse to attend work?
  • Can staff insist on wearing face masks?
  • Can employers make employees redundant if they refuse to take part in activities they consider would be risky?

Read the full guide here which examines these questions and more.


A chance to discuss the Employment Rights Act further

Gus will be discussing this topic in more detail during a series of employment webinars in late April. Full details of ’28 Barristers, 14 Days’ can be found here.

Health & Safety Dismissals
by Gus Baker of Outer Temple Chambers
23 April 2020 – 3 PM

More information

To find out more about Gus Baker and discuss these issues further please call +44 (0)20 7427 4908 or email Nicholas Levett.

Covid-19 16 Apr, 2020

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