According to the Metro, the Queen has allegedly been left feeling 'furious' after her staff have refused to stay with her in a 'Covid bubble' over the festive period.

It’s reported that 20 staff members have been asked to remain at the Sandringham estate to support HRH, Prince Philip and other members of the Royal Family.

Jeremy Coy explains in HR Grapevine that, in this instance, refusing the Queen's demands is unlikely to constitute a disciplinary offence as imposing restrictions on what staff can do outside of their working hours is not a reasonable or lawful management instruction. 

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Jeremy is an associate solicitor in the employment team.

He has experience acting for large institutional employers as well as small and medium size businesses.

Jeremy also advises employees and senior executives, often at short notice on sensitive work-place issues such as restrictive covenants, discrimination and pay related disputes on bonuses, commission and incentive plans. He has particular experience in advising on settlement agreements and negotiating favourable severance payments for employees.