Although voluntary redundancy is often regarded as lower risk than compulsory redundancy, there are still traps for the unwary employer.
In times when many businesses are sadly having to consider downsizing, the obligation to consult employees about proposed redundancies can sometimes be counter-intuitive.
Could a failure to furlough make a redundancy unfair? This question has been on our lips for some time but, with a huge backlog in the employment tribunal system, we are seeing long delays before many of the pandemic-related claims are heard.
With news this month that the number of people being made redundant in the UK has soared to a record high, amid the second coronavirus wave, there is every indication that the trend resulting from the pandemic will continue for the foreseeable future.
The headache for businesses trying to keep jobs afloat during the pandemic continues and, just as we were gearing up the changes to be brought in by the new Job Support Scheme, along comes lockdown #2.
Our clients in the public sector will have noticed that the question of the cap public sector exit payments is back, having been long on the horizon. The Regulations have now been made and will come into force on 4 November 2020.
Having recently announced details of the ‘successor’ to the furlough scheme the Treasury has now unveiled additional support for employers who are required to shut their businesses “for some period over winter as part of local or national restrictions.”
With so many businesses regrettably looking to make reductions in their workforce as a result of the pandemic, a recently reported case provides a timely reminder of the key principles to follow in a redundancy situation.
The latest on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) includes details of the reductions in support as the scheme winds down between July and October this year.
Nearly 25% of all UK employees have been furloughed, according to HMRC. With ‘lockdown’ being slowly lifted but pessimistic outlooks for the economy, the winding-up of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is set to conclude in October