June/July 2020 (vol. 17/1)

ContentsFeaturesNewsLegal NewsResearch DigestResearch PlusCPD

COVID-19 and the law

Legal problems arising from the COVID-19 pandemic


The COVID-19 pandemic has created many difficult legal issues affecting OH professionals. Our expert Diana Kloss explains.


The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and measures taken by the UK government to alleviate its effects as far as possible have given rise to many legal problems. In a swiftly changing climate it can be dangerous to give definitive advice but some basic principles of health and employment law remain unchanged. The following is an attempt to answer questions, which I and the editor of Occupational Health at Work have received from occupational health (OH) practitioners since the start of the lockdown…


Prof Diana Kloss is a barrister, former part-time employment judge, Acas arbitrator and author.

Author: Kloss D


Occupational Health at Work June/July 2020 (vol. 17/1) pp11-16

Download full article