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The sickly feeling with being unfairly selected for redundancy

03 February 2021
Production operative John was left feeling sick when first informed he had been selected for redundancy in a process he was convinced was unfair. For any employee news of workplace redundancies ...

Millions of workers need urgent protection from unfair dismissal

01 February 2021
There are fears that in the coming months more jobs will be lost and one in four workers will not be protected from unfair dismissal. It is reported that about 7.5 million employees began this y...

Case Study - Redundancy

20 January 2021
The situation Anna was employed by an international travel firm for five years. She had been promoted twice to a senior management position and managed three colleagues. When she became pregnant...

Reflecting on the year and looking forward to the new year

21 December 2020
It’s that time of year when we tend to look back on the last 12 months and look forward to the New Year and what it may bring. The year 2020 has been one like no other in recent memory.  The way...

Furlough scheme extended

02 November 2020
The timing of the announcement to extend the furlough scheme will have brought some relief too many, but what does it now mean?The scheme was due to end on 31 October and set to be replaced by the ...

Losing your job but maintaining the right to be treated fairly

26 August 2020
If you were told you were at risk of redundancy and made redundant the following day, what would you do?In recent months tens of thousands of employees have lost their jobs by way of redundancy.Man...

A need for fairness in the extraordinary times we are living in

17 August 2020
The phrase ‘these are unprecedented times’ has been much used recently but it should not become a convenient excuse to treat employees unfairly.The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has changed many ...

Challenging if a redundancy proposal is being used as an excuse to dismiss

24 June 2020
Most of us will have been in a position where financial concerns have caused our employer to review how it operates – and the impact of that can be extremely serious.In Davina’s case she was told s...

Calculating redundancy pay

26 May 2020
Fear of the financial impact of redundancy is usually a main concern with the news of any potential job losses.The coronavirus pandemic has led to a wave of redundancies and left tens of thousands ...

Challenging an unfair redundancy dismissal and getting your desired outcome

08 April 2020
The threat of redundancy can be unsettling, worrying and scary and it is currently something hundreds of thousands of employees across the country are facing.There is a genuine redundancy situation...

Redundancy and Takeover

03 February 2020
For an employee the takeover of the company they work for can be a time of great uncertainty and spark real fear about what the future holds.A new owner may have their own ideas about how they wish...

Making the right decision to avoid an unfair dismissal claim during redundancy

07 October 2019
When an employer is considering redundancies it is a difficult time for all concerned and getting it wrong can prove costly.Employees may be automatically unfairly dismissed for reasons of redundan...

Redundancy and the importance of getting right

10 June 2019
Redundancy and the importance of getting rightRedundancy can be difficult, challenging and distressing for all involved and ensuring it is done correctly is vital.For employers it can be a delicate...

News 11 - 18 April 2019

19 April 2019
Continuing where we left off last week, we have the new rates which have recently been published in respect of unfair dismissal awards including basic minimum compensatory levels and additional awa...

Redundancy when a business stops trading

04 February 2019
There is a lot of uncertainty when faced with redundancy and if a business is closing down an employee can be forgiven for thinking ‘where does that leave me?’In such a situation an employee not on...

Talking to the right people and delivering news of redundancies in the correct way

21 January 2019
It’s fair to say there is no good way of breaking bad news, but there is a right way to do so when it comes to announcing redundancies.Fear, speculation and the threat of job losses can understanda...

Paying the price for a sham redundancy

10 October 2018
Many parents will say life changed forever when their first child was born… and some may even tell you that it also had a disastrous impact on their working life.This certainly appeared to be the c...

Treating absent employees with care during the redundancy process

24 September 2018
The mere mention of redundancy and the prospect of it are bound to make any employee feel sick with worry.With such announcements it is understandable that workers are going to be fretful and fear ...

Working out the cost of necessary job cuts

14 May 2018
For any employee informed they will be made redundant one of the first questions they are likely to ask is ‘what will I get paid?’How that figure is calculated is likely to be secondary when facing...

Getting it right when choosing staff for redundancy

24 November 2017
In challenging financial times the question of which staff to select for redundancy can be one of the toughest for any employer.Downturn in profits, a desperate need to restructure or loss of a lar...
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