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  1. I used Packlink with the intention of sending some jewellery, sold on eBay, by Royal Mail Special Delivery but the printed label and tracking details could not be scanned at the Post Office. Packlink state my issue is with Royal Mail to refund the cost of the label, and not themselves. Surely under the Consumer Rights Act they are liable as I bought the service from Packlink? I pointed this out to them but they keep replying that they do not deal with RM!!
  2. Many thanks to Emmzzi for the link to Gov.uk which certainly clarifies my question - to me it feels as if the UK is about to grind to a halt with such huge numbers off work because they have been pinged, but I now realise it's the summer and many will simply take advantage of time off particularly if they are going to get something!
  3. I read that yesterday over 619,000 were pinged by the NHS app. The newspaper stated that over 1 million were now isolating because they had been pinged. Are these employees entitled to SSP if they report they have been told to isolate?
  4. The neighbour uses an air rifle but many thanks to Ethel for the regulations, I will confront him after filming him using the gun.
  5. For the record - I'm not killing the wildlife, it's my neighbour whom I tackled about it. His response was that he was within his rights to shoot what he described as "vermin".
  6. Does statute permit or forbid this activity in English counties? Are homeowners lawfully allowed to shoot and destroy pigeons and grey squirrels?
  7. Our property is currently listed with an agent at an amazingly low commission rate. They found a buyer but the property we wanted to buy fell through. If our buyers pull out because we are unable to find a suitable property in the current property climate and we ask to be remarketed with a higher selling price, is the contract with the agent still intact?
  8. Could care workers who refuse the vaccine face dismissal? Would employers have grounds to dismiss on the grounds that cared-for clients would be at risk? On a similar note, would a carer be acting within their rights to refuse to attend to a client who had not taken up the offer of a vaccine? Interesting times ahead?!
  9. I paid the deposit on a holiday park break by credit card, the balance being due in 10 days. The break is for late June this year. I have some doubts the park will be able to offer full access to their facilities to include entertainment centre, bar, swimming pools and restaurant given the effects of Covid 19. What should I be doing once the operator requests the balance and would appreciate your advice. Thank you in anticipation.
  10. Just to let all or any interested parties know - my former employer agreed to settle in order to avoid a tribunal!
  11. Many thanks dondada. I have appreciated your helpful comments and advice throughout.
  12. Since my last post I am now in receipt of an ACAS certificate and am therefore able to apply to an ET for a hearing. I have consulted with employment lawyers who say I have a case for unauthorised deductions as a person covered under the Equality Act and that I should also claim for injury to feelingsfor the stress, anxiety and upset my employer has caused me during a period when I required support not punishment.
  13. Sadly not - ACAS have been in touch with my employer who is arguing that a return to work plan required planning as their opinion was that I could not return to full time working and that I agreed to a phased return and this is also what my GP had put on the fit note. Seems like I haven't a case after all despite their sickness policy stating that if an employee believes they're fit to work but management do not then this is classed as medical suspension.
  14. My case against my employer is now in the early conciliation process with ACAS.
  15. Thank you Dondada but where can I find such cases to read up on? Is there any particular website you would recommend?
  16. Sorry HB, my error, this would be heard at an ET.
  17. In reply to ericsbrother and the point he made - wouldn't any employer, irrelevant of the length of time in charge of an employee, be required to be cognisant of any legislative changes and be required to implement such according to such members of the affected workforce? Dondada has inspired me to continue my claim - thank you. Going back to my recent post - where can I learn about representing myself should this end up at an EAT?
  18. On the Equality Act note, I also have type 1 diabetes that was declared to my employer 21 years ago when I was appointed but they have never asked about reasonable adjustments.
  19. When I discussed the situation with Acas they advised it should go though their early conciliation pathway.
  20. Yes this does relate to a previous thread. I was deemed fit to return to work by my employers OH doctor and by my GP though my employer said no to a return. My 6 months of full pay ended 2 weeks after the GP and OH doctor agreed I should return on a phased basis. For 6 weeks I was put onto half pay while a return to work plan was arranged. Bear in mind I am an office based worker this would have taken around a couple of hours to organise and was certainly not rocket science! The company sickness policy states if the employee considers themselves fit for work but the employer does not then this is medical suspension. To me it is absolutely clear I was medically suspended and should have received full pay for that period, hence why I am wishing to challenge it on the basis of the company policy not being adhered to. Thus this is a legal challenge.
  21. I intend to represent myself at a tribunal if the initial intervention of ACAS fails. I'm seeking £1600 of deductions from my salary that my employer took and is a failure of adhering to their own policy. I don't feel it's worth employing a legal representative and want to do it myself but would appreciate any tips.
  22. Further update For some strange reason my employer is now allowing me back on a phased basis prior to the neuropsychological assessment. I'm unsure what to think about this! At least my return will put me back on full pay.
  23. Oddly enough my employer has now "allowed" a phased return prior to the completion of the neuropsycholoical assessment.
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