The Matrix Law Pod Episode 3 – The Sound of Silence: The Vacuum in International Leadership and its Impact on the World’s Poorest
This week we are continuing to look at the international response to the coronavirus crisis but turning from examining the impact on wealthy, albeit troubled nations, to those toward the bottom end of the economic scale or at least in which a significant proportion of populations live in extreme poverty. Richard Hermer QC, Phillippa Kaufmann […]
The mechanics of placing employees on furlough and implications for companies in administration by Mathew Purchase
In the matter of Carluccio’s Limited  EWHC 886 (Ch) Headline points A. Where the alternative may be dismissal, employers should at least consider inviting their employees to agree to be placed on furlough under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (‘the Scheme’) and to agree variations to their contracts of employment accordingly. B. If the […]
Is COVID 19 a reportable disease under RIDDOR? Are there any requirements under COSHH connected with COVID 19?
The Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 sets out a scheme by which various deaths, injuries and occupational diseases which occur in the workplace are to be reported to the Health and Safety Executive (“HSE”). The purpose of the Regulations is to enable the HSE to ascertain where and how risks arise […]
This post addresses a simple question. If an employer decides to dismiss employees on grounds of redundancy even though they are eligible under the Scheme, could that employer be liable for unfair dismissal on that basis alone?
This week’s podcast focuses on how other countries are reacting to Covid-19 and in particular how regimes governed by populist governments are coping. Richard Hermer QC, Phillippa Kaufmann QC and Murray Hunt are joined by human rights activists Stefania Kapronczay, Michael Sfard and Patricia Ho to discuss the situation in Hungary, Israel and the OPT, […]