The employment tribunal case of Burke v Turning Point Scotland has confirmed that long Covid may be a disability which is protected under the Equality Act
Polio is caused by a virus that spreads easily from person to person. It usually spreads through contact with the poo of an infected person. For example, from not washing your hands properly and putting them in your mouth, or from contaminated food or water.
Monkeypox is a potentially serious viral illness that typically involves flu-like symptoms, swelling of the lymph nodes and a rash that includes bumps that are initially filled with fluid before scabbing over. Illness could be confused with a sexually transmitted infection like syphilis or herpes, or with chickenpox.
Coronavirus and Statutory Sick Pay. The Living with Covid plan confirmed the end of the adjustments introduced during the Coronavirus pandemic
Boris Johnson, Prime Minister, presented the Government’s Living with Covid strategy to Parliament on Monday, 21 February 2022.
Return to Work Meetings help combat persistent absences as staff know their absence will be noticed and will be questioned on their return to work.
The Covid 19 Hospital Activity records provide a week-by-week record of patients admitted to hospital from the community and care homes with Covid, the number of inpatients who tested positive for Covid 19, the number of beds supported by mechanical ventilation that are occupied by Covid patients and the number of inpatient deaths. The data is published daily by Public Health England, I am duplicating the data published from each Wednesday to indicate the trajectory of Covid 19 Hospital Activity.
A Fit For Work Certificate, also called Medical or Med 3 Certificates, is issued by a health care professional after 7 consecutive days of sickness absence.
The Fit for Work Assessment Service introduced a new approach to sickness absence when it was launched in 2015 but the service was closed down on 31 March 2018.
The Court of Appeal has ruled that workers are entitled to take annual leave when off sick and claim payment in lieu when their employment terminates