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Talk To Thompsons – The Podcast

Episode 1: COVID-19 Health & Safety and Employment Law

 



We don’t just use the phrase ‘Talk to Thompsons’ we truly believe it is good to talk.  Which is why we have launched the Talk to Thompsons podcast and thank you for joining us in our discussion today.

In the unpredictable world we find ourselves in due to the coronavirus outbreak, many of our current, past and new clients have many questions about various topics.  Is their case still progressing?  Are Thompsons still operating as normal? What rights do they have at work?

What can they do to protect themselves and their loved ones?  Who do I turn to should anything happen?  We aim to answer these general questions and specific questions over the coming weeks exploring a different topic in each episode.

In today’s episode our host Paul Kissen speaks to Patrick McGuire and David Martyn, both senior partners in the firm, about the Health & Safety rights of employees who are being asked to work during the coronavirus pandemic and discusses the Government’s furlough scheme and what this means for those affected.  

Today’s guests:

Paul Kissen – Paul is a trainee lawyer within Thompsons’ employment law department with particular focus on multiple redundancies and protective award compensation.

Patrick McGuire – Patrick is a senior Partner at Thompsons and is an expert in personal injury and health and safety law.  Patrick is also known for his work with our partner Trade Unions in campaigning with them over the years for the rights of workers health and safety in the workplace.

David Martyn – David is a senior Partner at Thompsons with responsibility over our Employment Law department.  David is a specialist in simplifying complex legal issues to create practical strategies to resolve workplace disputes.

If you have any questions you would like us to answer on an upcoming episode, please email these to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

And for any legal advice or queries you have, Talk to Thompsons – 0800 891 331 or email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All advice included in today's podcast is correct as of time of recording, week commencing 18th May 2020.  Please be aware as the coronavirus and associated situations are quickly evolving, regulations and advice are subject to change and you should always refer to the most recent publications.


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