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Law offers no clear cut position on ‘no jab, no job’ controversy

Helena Morrissey Colour

Employers are already voting with their feet as far as the “no jab, no job” controversy is concerned, a leading Midlands employment expert is warning. Helena Morrissey, director and head of employment and HR law at Thursfields Solicitors, said there was a risk that the legal position on whether employers could insist employees are vaccinated…

Thursfields advises DRPG as the Worcestershire communications agency sets its sights on US market

Helena Morrissey Gareth Burge Joe Rollins

The corporate and employment teams at Thursfields Solicitors have advised Worcestershire-based creative communications agency DRPG on its latest acquisition. DRPG has bought London-based screen content agency A-Vision which provides film and video, production and digital services to clients including Apartments.com, CoStar Group and Avaya. Gareth Burge, director and head of corporate at Thursfields, said: “This…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on business, both financially and from a “human” perspective.  While some businesses have thrived, many have already fallen victim to the virus and have closed down.  In order to survive, a huge number of companies have taken advantage of the Government’s Job Retention Scheme and placed employees…

Consider carefully before punishing workers for refusing the COVID-19 jab

James Monk - Colour

Employers should give careful consideration before taking disciplinary action or even sacking workers who refuse COVID-19 vaccinations. The advice from an employment expert James Monk, an associate director in the Employment department at Thursfields, came after a national debate over whether employers can or should be able to insist that their staff are inoculated. James…

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Update

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The Government has recently updated its Guidance for employers who are claiming wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wages-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme Employers should be aware of the tight deadlines that have been set out for making claims under the newly extended scheme.  For example, you only have until 30 November 2020 to submit outstanding claims for…

What constitutes a disability?

James Monk - Colour

Case update (Sullivan v Bury Street Capital Ltd) Following a personal relationship with a woman Mr Sullivan became convinced that he was being monitored and followed by Russian gangsters connected to that woman.  In July 2013 the employer became aware that Mr Sullivan was in a ‘bad place psychologically and physically’, he was sweating and…

Thursfields’ to host COVID-free webinar on employment and HR

Helena Morrissey Lisa Kemp James Monk

A special COVID-free webinar focusing on the latest employment and HR issues is to be held by Thursfields Solicitors at the beginning of next month. The law firm’s HR Exchange event is entitled “A break from COVID-19” and will take place via Zoom on Thursday 3 December from 10am to 11am. The three senior Thursfields…

Introducing “Flex-Ability”

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on business, both financially and from a ‘human’ perspective.  Whilst some businesses have thrived, many have already fallen victim to the virus and have closed down.  In order to survive, a huge number of companies have taken advantage of the Government’s Job Retention Scheme and placed employees…

Long standing Midlands finance recruitment specialists complete management buy-out

Tim Edwards Colour

CY Executive Resourcing Ltd, a specialist recruitment company for the finance and accounting sector, has welcomed new owners following a management buy-out. Cynthia Parker, who was the founder and chief executive of the Worcester-based company, was helped by Thursfields Solicitors, to sell the business for an undisclosed sum to fellow directors. The new owners are…

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