Search our in-depth knowledge centre for answers to your employment questions, plus hints and tips from the experts.

As good as these posts are, they’re no substitute for legal advice, so we’re happy to have a chat about anything you read here – just get in touch.

Are redundancy payments taxable?

If employees are facing redundancy, or considering voluntary redundancy, they need to know exactly how much money they will receive within their redundancy payments. Unfortunately, the answer is not straightforward. Some parts of a redundancy payment will be tax free,… Read on

Maternity leave and redundancy

It is possible for a business to make an employee on maternity leave redundant, but there are several protocols which must be followed. Grounds for redundancy When the economy is struggling, redundancies can and will occur. It may seem easier… Read on

Modern apprenticeships: a guide for employers

In his 2020 summer statement, the Chancellor set out plans to pay employers to create modern apprenticeships. A new bonus will be payable to firms that take on a young apprentice between 1 August 2020 and 31 January 2021. Employers 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

How much notice should you give for redundancy?

To make staff redundant, there is a process that must be adhered to. A part of this is ensuring affected employees are given proper notice. In addition to a specific notice period, those workers provisionally selected for redundancy are also… 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

Contact Us