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17 February 2021 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Is Long Covid a disability under the Equality Act 2010?

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Is Long Covid a disability under the Equality Act 2010?

A number of Covid suffers do not always make a quick recovery. Medical research now points to many sufferers taking weeks or even months to recover from Covid. Given the impact Covid can have on the body many patients may not fully recover at all. Reports suggest that 300,000 people may suffer Covid related illnesses in future and there is a good chance some of those may be in your workforce.

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3 August 2020 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Implementing more permanent flexible working after Covid-19

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Homeworking, flexible working

Matt Hancock has said he would consider making it a legal requirement for all staff to be able to work from home. This is unlikely to happen as it would be too restrictive for the economy. Yet as workplaces are starting to open up again, employers report staff wanting to retain some flexibility they had in lockdown.

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