REDUNDANCY - 13.07.2020
Redundancy and competitive interview processes
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a requirement for employees to interview during a redundancy process rendered their dismissals unfair. Why was this?
REDUNDANCY - 03.07.2020
Collective consultation on redundancy - what’s to know?
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will gradually be tapered from 1 August until its closure on 31 October 2020, leaving many employers faced with the prospect of making redundancies. When does the obligation to collectively consult arise?
REDUNDANCY - 02.07.2020
Must you accept volunteers for redundancy?
In June 2020 Heathrow Airport announced that it’s implementing a voluntary redundancy programme to avoid compulsory redundancies. Must employers accept anyone who puts their name forward for voluntary redundancy?
REDUNDANCY - 16.06.2020
Can you re-hire a previously redundant employee?
If you’ve made any redundancies over the last few months, perhaps due to the coronavirus pandemic, but you’re now in a position where you need to recruit again, can you re-hire any of the redundant employees?
REDUNDANCY - 03.06.2020
Q&A - redundancy before maternity leave
Q. If a redundancy will take effect before a pregnant employee goes on maternity leave, must we offer her suitable alternative employment? A. No. Only those employees who are already on maternity leave have a right to be offered suitable alternative employment if they are made redundant. This obligation doesn’t apply before maternity leave is taken (although the government is considering changing this). ...
CORONAVIRUS - FURLOUGH - 18.05.2020
Can furloughed employees be made redundant?
You might have furloughed members of staff or be planning on doing so. Where an employee has been furloughed can you make them redundant during or after their furlough period?