Our Shoospeak HR podcast considers to what extent employers can take action against employees who break the COVID-19 regulations and rules in respect of self-isolating.
Shoosmiths colleagues Andy Graham, Amy Anderson and Amy Leech discuss the re-imposing of restrictions and heightening of sanctions imposed on employees who do not self-isolate when instructed and how self-isolation can impact on their employment. Key issues covered within this episode:
the reasons why an employer may wish to take action against employees who break the rules
the difficulties where conduct happens outside of the workplace and the extent to which employers can take action against employees for this
how employers can ensure that they have fair and consistent procedures in place to deal with this situation going forwards