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

Top tips for a negotiated exit

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

Dismissing an employee during their probation period

Recruiting the right new employee can be a costly and protracted process. So, what do you do when it becomes apparent that, for whatever reason, you will have to dismiss an employee during their probation period? Due diligence before dismissing… Read on

Can I dismiss an employee within two years?

Most employers dread the hassle and cost of recruitment. But being taken to the employment tribunal by a disgruntled worker who you’ve dismissed can be equally damaging and costly. So what is the position if, within the first two years… Read on

How to dismiss an employee for poor performance

An employee who is consistently underperforming can have a detrimental effect on an employer’s business.  Not only will poor performance affect an individual’s productivity, it can undermine team morale and the productivity of the organisation, as well as sucking up… Read on

How much notice am I entitled to?

Each party to an employment contract is entitled by law to a minimum amount of warning if the other party wants to terminate the contract. There are legal notice requirements for both employees and employers, depending on how long the… Read on

Have you been dismissed for a fair reason?

It is unlawful for an employer to dismiss an employee unfairly. However, an employer is entitled to dismiss for a fair reason, provided it follows a fair procedure in carrying out that dismissal. So, what actually amounts to an unfair… Read on

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