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

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

Redundancy advice for employees

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

Can I be sacked while on sick leave?

The occasional absence from work for sickness in inevitable. This will usually be accepted by your employer and may be paid or not paid. Unfortunately, long periods of employee sick leave can cause significant problems for businesses, which may leave… Read on

Claiming constructive dismissal

No employee should bring a claim of constructive dismissal lightly. Claiming constructive unfair dismissal in the employment tribunal can involve complex legal issues. We set out some points to bear in mind before embarking on such a claim. Litigation in… Read on

How can I sue my employer for breach of contract?

There are various ways in which an employer may breach the terms of an employee’s contract of employment. Depending upon the circumstances, this may leave the individual with no choice but to commence legal proceedings. When it comes to breach… Read on

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