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

What is an unfair dismissal employment tribunal?

An unfair dismissal tribunal is the formalised legal process of dealing with an unfair dismissal claim. In the UK, we are usually governed by a combination of civil and criminal law. If you commit a crime, such as theft or… 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

Whistleblowing and COVID-19

Whistleblowers have an important role to play in ensuring that businesses and other organisations treat their employees fairly and do not break the rules. With numerous changes being introduced to cope with the pandemic and a multitude of new safety… Read on

Collective redundancy process

The rules for collective redundancy (making more than 20 people at a single unit of your business redundant within 90 days of each other) differ to those for 20 or fewer employees. Even if the number affected is not quite… Read on

Making an employee redundant

Making an employee redundant is never pleasant, but it is essential that employers follow the correct procedure for doing so. Merely complying with basic statutory employment law is not enough. The guidance below is relevant if you plan to make… Read on

Compensation for constructive dismissal

Constructive dismissal is a form of unfair dismissal. It’s a complex area of employment law, but if a claimant is successful, the compensation awards can be substantial. Claiming constructive dismissal Constructive dismissal arises where an employee is not actually dismissed… Read on

Are there correct selection criteria for redundancy?

When an employer is faced with a situation in which redundancies are inevitable, they need to consider and carefully agree the redundancy selection criteria they are going to apply. What amounts to ‘fair criteria’ will depend on the circumstances and… Read on

Furlough: advice for employers and employees

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is a state-backed initiative which has been introduced in order to save jobs affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Under the scheme employers will be able to apply for 80% of the wages of employees on… Read on

Redundancy advice for employees

Read our redundancy advice fact sheet for all the employment law basics relating to redundancy, brought up to date for the Covid-19 pandemic. We provide accurate information, and debunk the technicalities in plain English. Am I redundant? Legally, you can Read on

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