The redundancy process: a step-by-step guide

Redundancy law is governed by the Employment Rights Act 1996. If you are an employer planning to make an employee or employees redundant, you must follow a proper redundancy process. What is redundancy? With a true redundancy, an employer… Read on

Do I need a solicitor for redundancy?

Redundancy is one of a limited number of potentially fair reasons for dismissal from work. It occurs when your employer needs to reduce their workforce or close a business premises. If you are dismissed by reason of redundancy, you have… Read on

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

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

New cap on public sector exit payments set to be introduced

Last month, the government finally published draft regulations setting out how it intends to limit pay-offs to public sector workers, nearly four years after it first said it would tackle the issue of six-figure termination packages. On 10 April, the… Read on

Compensation increases from 6 April 2018 confirmed

From 6 April 2018 it will be more expensive for employers to make employees redundant and, if a dismissal is found to be unfair by an employment tribunal, the potential amount of compensation payable will also increase. The legislation implementing… Read on

Redundancy consultation: charity got it wrong

The closure of children’s charity Keeping Kids Company (formerly Kids Company) was controversial and well publicised. It hit the headlines following serious allegations of safeguarding failures, financial mismanagement and a lack oversight from the government which had given the charity… Read on

Fixed-term employee wins unfair dismissal claim

The Employee Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently confirmed that an employee whose fixed-term contract was not renewed was unfairly dismissed. Legally, when an employee’s fixed-term contract is not renewed after it expires, that is a dismissal (section 95(1)(b) of the Employment… Read on

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