Future of work - liability in the workplace
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The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) provides the basis for further legal certainty to be agreed following the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020. It was, as we all saw, a fairly tortuous journey and securing a deal seemed impossible at times because both sides had very different aims in mind.
Case review 19/02/2021
“New ways of working organised through digital platforms pose pressing questions about the employment status of the people who do the work involved”. So said the UK Supreme Court today in its judgment in the high-profile case of Uber BV v Aslam and others. The court dismissed Uber’s appeal and found that Uber drivers are ‘workers’ for UK employment rights purposes.
In 2020 we saw both pandemic and non-pandemic related amendments to the Civil Procedural Rules (CPR) and a general shift in how personal injury cases are managed by both the courts and solicitors. Looking ahead to 2021, what further changes might we expect to reflect this new way of working?
While 2020 was undoubtedly the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 is becoming the year of the vaccination. In this article, our industry experts consider the latest developments relating to the vaccine and provide an overview of its impact on various sectors.
From the Insurance Post Claims and Fraud summit 2020, in this video James Shrimpton, Partner at Kennedys, focuses on the legal basis for Covid-19 infection claims, current medical research, the impact of the pandemic on other injury claims and whether we will see a flood of infection claims.
We have previously examined the potential occupational disease risks of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where we refer to nanomaterials as the next ‘miracle dust ‘for its asbestos-like qualities, and it is this material that we now delve into and the specific health risks it poses.
As we enter the fourth industrial revolution, that of artificial intelligence and automation, companies are increasingly implementing advanced technological solutions within the workplace, which is changing the dynamics of managing health and safety.
Shared parental leave became available to employed parents on 5 April 2015, allowing those parents the right to split up to 52 weeks of SPL. Several years on and it is apparent that SPL is not working, with statistics suggesting that only 2% of employed parents are taking advantage of it.
The fourth industrial revolution is the emerging use of radical disruptive technologies and is rapidly changing the way we live and work. These technologies offer tremendous opportunities, but the lessons of our not so distant past show that they can also represent potential risks.
Since October 5, 2017, the date on which The New York Times first ran its report exposing the numerous sexual harassment and assault allegations made by several women against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, the flood gates have opened on high-profile allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace and beyond.