Working patterns will be disrupted. School closures, for example, mean that employees will need to balance work with childcare responsibilities.

Employers will need to support staff who are unable to work during normal business hours. At the same time, managers need to continue to monitor staff performance.

Most employees are currently working from home. Those who have been able to work remotely successfully may request to continue with flexible working arrangements after the pandemic is over.

Employers will need to consider how to respond to such requests and ensure they are complying with their legal obligations.


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We have assembled a specialist team who have the experience and expertise to help with all the legal issues emerging out of the Covid-19 crisis, you can meet them here…

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Employment expertise

We are a leading employment law team, highly ranked by The Legal 500.

We have an outstanding reputation in the financial and professional services sectors. Our partners are recognised for their cutting-edge work for senior executives and their “excellent knowledge of how the City works”.

Our lawyers have particular expertise advising on individual and team moves, whistleblowing, and discrimination claims. Where required, we are supported by experts in our Commercial Litigation team.

Our advice goes beyond legal analysis to address the wider practical, commercial and strategic issues, ensuring our clients achieve the best possible outcome.

We advise individuals and businesses on a full range of employment, partnership, LLP and shareholder issues.

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