What employers can dictate over Christmas – Richard Fox writes for HR Magazine

2 December 2020

Richard Fox, a Partner in our Employment Law team, recently wrote for HR Magazine on 1 December 2020.

Richard discusses the dilemma faced by employers when their employees seek to travel abroad and in the UK over Christmas. This is in the context of the Government having liberalised lockdown to allow for more social mixing, and the recent reduction in the required quarantine period after travelling abroad. In particular Richard discusses the extent to which employers can impose restrictions on employees seeking to travel outside or within the UK, where those employees are required physically to attend work and cannot work remotely.


Should you have any queries regarding the issues raised in this blog please contact Richard or any member of  our employment team.



Richard acts for corporates, organisations and senior individuals in relation to employment matters of all kinds.  These include confidentiality and restrictive covenants, executive pay, bonus and severance arrangements, unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing and redundancy programmes.  He is frequently asked to advise in situations involving allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace following the rise of the #MeToo movement, and the cases that have followed.

Richard is a well-known commentator on employment law issues, appearing often in the Press (The Times, The Financial Times, People Management, HR Magazine, Personnel Today etc) and on TV/ Radio (BBC, ITV, Sky and Radio 4).


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