Furlough: what employees need to know

What is the Furlough scheme? The new ‘Furlough’ or Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is a temporary scheme with the aim of saving jobs affected by the pandemic crisis. Under the scheme employers will be able to apply for 80% of… Read on

Who pays redundancy when employer cannot?

Being made redundant is never easy. However, in most cases, if you’ve worked for your employer for at least two years, when you are made redundant, you’ll receive redundancy pay. But by the very nature of redundancy, if your employer… Read on

What to expect on a collective redundancy consultation

Employers who are proposing large scale redundancies have to first go through a process of collective consultation. This is a strict legal requirement; where an employer gets this wrong, employees may bring claims for compensation in the employment tribunal. If… Read on

New cap on public sector exit payments set to be introduced

Last month, the government finally published draft regulations setting out how it intends to limit pay-offs to public sector workers, nearly four years after it first said it would tackle the issue of six-figure termination packages. On 10 April, the… Read on

Have I been fairly selected for redundancy?

It is very easy for employers to fall foul of the procedural requirements for a fair redundancy dismissal and selecting employees unfairly is one of the most common mistakes. Where it is necessary to select employees for redundancy, it is… Read on

Redundancy fact sheet

Our latest fact sheet looks at redundancy. Our series of factsheets is intended to cover topics which individuals may find of particular interest or, which are universally relevant but tricky to navigate.  Our aim is to give basic facts about… Read on