Can you be fired while on furlough?

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), also known as ‘the furlough scheme’, has been extended until 30 September 2021. The amount of grant available to employers under the scheme will stay the same until 30 June 2021 and reduce thereafter.… Read on

Surge in New Coronavirus-related Employment Issues

As businesses struggle to deal with the fallout from the pandemic, claims made by employees against their employers in respect of unfair treatment are on the increase. Latest figures suggest employers are breaching employment law rules According to the Ministry… Read on

Compensation increases from 6 April 2018 confirmed

From 6 April 2018 it will be more expensive for employers to make employees redundant and, if a dismissal is found to be unfair by an employment tribunal, the potential amount of compensation payable will also increase. The legislation implementing… Read on

Redundancy consultation: charity got it wrong

The closure of children’s charity Keeping Kids Company (formerly Kids Company) was controversial and well publicised. It hit the headlines following serious allegations of safeguarding failures, financial mismanagement and a lack oversight from the government which had given the charity… Read on

“Oh ****, she’s pregnant”

We report on a case where the redundancy of an employee returning from maternity leave was tainted by sex discrimination. Background In this case, Fidessa Plc v. Lancaster, Ms Lancaster was made redundant after returning from her second period of… Read on

What is redundancy?

Redundancy is a situation where an employee either loses their job because there is less work available, or they are dismissed for a reason not related to them, depending on the rights that are being claimed. In a redundancy situation… Read on

Disability : tough case on redundancy adjustments

We report on a tough case about reasonable adjustments for a disabled employee in a redundancy situation. Here, the Tribunal doubted whether selecting the best candidate for the alternative role was a legitimate aim where there is a disabled candidate.… Read on

When a resignation can give rise to a redundancy

The ECJ has concluded that incidents involving the resignation of an employee due to independent and sizeable alterations in their contract and working conditions do fall under the European legal definition of ‘redundancy’. We explain more about how this decision… Read on

Tough case on collective consultation

We report on a case where the EAT has taken a very uncommercial view about collective consultation on a school closure, as a warning to employers in other collective consultation situations. Background This case has mainly been reported as one… Read on