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Long COVID – legal advice for businesses

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Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Better Business for All (BBfA) at Hertfordshire County Council and Longmores Solicitors to host a webinar explaining the legal duties of employers when it comes to staff suffering with Long Covid.

Long term sickness is one of the hardest employee issues to manage, and whilst there is still plenty to learn about the symptoms and treatment of Long Covid, there are all sorts of banana skins to be avoided by employers.

Richard Gvero and Miranda Mulligan will explain how employers should manage the situation from a legal duties point of view.  They will summarise the legislation you need to be aware of, the Equality Act and how to avoid claims in the future.  They will also explain how you manage replacement staff for anybody off work with long term illness, and explain how the law works in reality with a recent case study.

Sam Hudson from Better Business for All (BBfA) at Hertfordshire County Council will recap the learnings from the Long Covid – support for employers and businesses webinar and remind businesses what support is available for them.

After the presentation there will be a Q&A when delegates are invited to ask their questions.  You can also submit a question in advance when booking your place, or post a question in the chat during the webinar.


Richard Gvero

Joint Senior Partner, Head of Commercial and Employment

01992 305210


Richard specialises in employment law and regularly helps businesses and individuals with a broad spectrum of staffing issues, including company restructures and redundancy, disciplinary and grievance processes, TUPE and other employment aspects of commercial contracts and all types of employment dispute, including unfair dismissal and discrimination claims.  His team is ranked in The Legal 500 and he is personally ranked in Chambers UK.

Miranda Mulligan

Associate Solicitor specialising in Employment Law

01992 305121


Miranda is a solicitor specialising in advising businesses on employment law.  She has experience bringing and defending employment tribunal proceedings, as well as being an accredited mediator.  Miranda also helps her clients with contracts of employment, consultancy agreements and settlement agreements.  Miranda is ranked as a Rising Star in The Legal 500 and as an Associate to Watch in Chambers UK.

Sam Hudson

Better Business for All (BBfA) at Hertfordshire County Council


We are co-hosting this event with the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and it is free to register.

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