Rising redundancies will lead to more settlement agreements

As the ongoing financial impact of Covid-19 takes its toll, businesses are being forced to make redundancies. Those being let go are often offered a settlement agreement, a legal agreement between employer and employee. Settlement agreements provide  a payment in… Read on

Settlement agreement negotiations

When you are in the midst of settlement agreement negotiations, one of your main considerations will be whether the financial package makes it worth signing or not. Several factors will come into play here. Usually these will be to do… Read on

Signing a settlement agreement

Try to resist feeling pressured into signing a settlement agreement. It is important to take control of the negotiation. The first thing to remember is that this happens frequently. Nothing is binding until the agreement has been agreed and signed… Read on

Layoffs: a guide for small businesses

The COVID-19 lockdown has negatively affected many UK businesses, but SMEs are particularly vulnerable. Business owners are being forced to review spending. This may result in the consideration of cost reduction methods, such as opting for employee layoffs. What does… Read on

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

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

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