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If an employee refuses to self-isolate in accordance with a legal requirement under The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020 or government guidance, can the employer treat that refusal as an allegation of gross misconduct that might lead to summary dismissal?

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Published on LexisPSL on 09/10/2020

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  • If an employee refuses to self-isolate in accordance with a legal requirement under The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020 or government guidance, can the employer treat that refusal as an allegation of gross misconduct that might lead to summary dismissal?

If an employee refuses to self-isolate in accordance with a legal requirement under The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020 or government guidance, can the employer treat that refusal as an allegation of gross misconduct that might lead to summary dismissal?

From 28 September 2020, if a self-isolating worker is due to work or undertake any other employment-related activities during the isolation period (other than working at home or the place where they are self-isolating), they must notify their employer that they are required to self-isolate, giving the start and end dates of the isolation period. That notification must be given as soon as reasonably practicable and in any event before the worker is next due to

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