Redundancy and disability – adjustments

Did the employer fail to make reasonable adjustments when considering alternative employment for a redundant disabled employee? Yes, said the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of London Borough of Southwark v Charles. Background Mr Charles’ disability meant that… Read on

Legal right to enhanced redundancy pay

Can the historical payment enhanced redundancy payments give rise to a legally enforceable right to them? Yes it can, according to a recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Peacock Stores v Peregrine, provided the practice has been so… Read on

Forcing early retirement unlawful

Was the police force allowed to retire a large number of its officers early to save costs? No, according to an Employment Tribunal in the recent case of Harrod v Midlands Police. Background In order to meet the government’s budget… Read on

Five things you MUST do when making someone redundant

Are you a business owner facing the difficult decision of employee redundancy? If so, here are five fundamental things to consider: You must warn those employees whose jobs are at risk of redundancy. You must consult with staff who have… Read on

Duty to consult in redundancy cases is significantly extended

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has issued a decision which represents a significant extension of the duty to carry out collective consultation in redundancy cases. Where an employer is considering making 20 or more redundancies, there is a duty to… Read on

New ACAS code of practice on settlement agreements

ACAS is currently consulting on a new Code of Practice designed to give guidance on discussions around the possible termination of an employee’s employment. There are a wide variety of situations where an employer (or an employee) might suggest that… Read on