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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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Many people’s employment will end as a result of a mutually agreed settlement with their employer. This ensures that both parties can end their employment relationship formally – usually with the payment of a termination package recorded in a settlement… Read on
Once a departure has been agreed, the aim of a settlement agreement is to give the employer confidence that the employee cannot bring any legal claims against them in the future. The benefit to the employee is that this will… Read on
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