Coronavirus

The effect of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic on employment is huge, as employees are urged to self-isolate, people are told to avoid social contact, and businesses implement government restrictions. The Covid-19 coronavirus is an example of an infectious diseases that has had a significant impact on business or led to public health policies that employers need to adhere to. This category also covers other infectious diseases that have affected workplace activities in the past, for example Ebola, MERS, SARS, swine flu and bird flu, as employers move to protect their staff  and the public from potential infection or deal with the fallout of epidemics or pandemics.

Employers have legal duty of care over SARS dangers

6 May 2003

While the Department of Health is currently playing down risks of a SARS epidemic in the UK, employers must take sensible precautions to minimise any danger to staff

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The world waits as virus causes business panic

29 Apr 2003

Almost half of the world’s multinationals have put a limit on travel to
countries affected by SARS, research has found....

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SARS epidemic could create legal minefield

29 Apr 2003

Employers are worried that efforts to protect their workforces from the
worldwide severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic could create...

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Avoid confrontation with the SARS virus

29 Apr 2003

Employers are understandably concerned and confused about how to react to
SARS – a virus that had killed more than...

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SARS issues for employers

28 Apr 2003

With the SARS virus in the news on a daily basis and television
pictures of a deserted Beijing, what should...

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Some official SARS resources

28 Apr 2003

Some
official resources for information and advice about SARS:
Health
and Safety Executive
Information on SARS including advice to employers  ...

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SARS epidemic could create legal minefield

25 Apr 2003

Employers
are worried that efforts to protect their workforces from the worldwide severe
acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic could create...

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The world waits as SARS epidemic grows

25 Apr 2003

Almost
half of the world’s multinational companies have put a limit on travel to
countries affected by SARS, research has...

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SARS threat halts business travel

15 Apr 2003

UK employers are halting international travel and quarantining staff as the
threat of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) grows.
According...

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