REDUNDANCY - 31.10.2023
How long should the redundancy process take?
When you’re considering making redundancies, there are several stages you’ll need to go through to ensure that any redundancy dismissals you make are fair. How long should the redundancy process take from start to finish?
REDUNDANCY - 19.10.2023
Q&A - the Acas Code and redundancy
Q. Does the statutory Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures (the Code) apply to redundancy situations? A. A redundancy is considered to be a dismissal in law and any redundancy that’s made by an employer must always be fair. However, whilst you must have regard to the Code in other types of dismissal situation, e.g. those that arise due to an employee’s misconduct or poor performance, it expressly states that it does not apply to redundancy dismissals. It also doesn’t apply where a dismissal occurs due to the non-renewal of a fixed-term contract. ...
REDUNDANCY - 04.10.2023
Redundancy and suitable alternative employment
When you make an employee redundant you are obliged to offer them any suitable alternative employment that you have available. What’s the legal position if the employee initially rejects your offer but then changes their mind?
REDUNDANCY - 24.08.2023
Unexpected consequence of redundancies
In times of economic uncertainty, many employers look at making redundancies. However, there’s a risk in redundancy situations which can end up catching you out. What do you need to know to avoid it?
LAY-OFF - 28.07.2023
Lay-off and short time working differences
When there’s a temporary work downturn, you could look at implementing a lay-off or short time working. What’s the difference between the two and what payments would the employee be entitled to?
TERMINATION - 13.06.2023
Announcing an employee’s departure
One of your employees has left your employment unexpectedly. This might be due to their resignation or a dismissal. Why should you always put out an internal announcement about such a departure?