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?
UNFAIR DISMISSAL - 02.07.2020
Unfairly dismissed for calling bosses “twit and twat”
An employee who was dismissed for referring to his bosses as “twit and twat” in a text to a client has won his tribunal claim for unfair dismissal. The employer involved made a fatal error. What was it and how could it have been avoided?
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?
SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS - 11.06.2020
Making settlement agreement offers
You’re negotiating a settlement agreement and wish to make the employee a formal offer to end their employment. How long should your offer remain open for and why shouldn’t it be open ended?