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Jul
30
2020

Furlough: increased redundancy and notice pay for some employees

The government has announced a new law, effective from 31 July 2020 introducing changes regarding payments on termination of employment to employees who are, or have been, furloughed...

Jul
30
2020

Settlement offers and redundancies: the cost of getting it wrong

As the furlough scheme starts to be phased out from the end of this week, the ongoing economic Covid-19 related downturn means that increasing numbers of businesses are having to..

Jun
29
2020

COVID-19 Update: Redundancy and Furlough

The government guidance on furlough and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) makes clear that employees can be made redundant whilst on furlough and that normal redundancy rules and rights..

Sep
27
2019

Thomas Cook employees are taking legal action after being made redundant by the now defunct travel agent

The former employees are claiming Thomas Cook failed to consult or inform them about their impending redundancy. Employers are obliged to consult on a collective basis if they proposing to..

Sep
20
2019

Statutory redundancy pay was not caught by the £25,000 breach of contract cap

In Uradar v Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, the Claimant was made redundant and had a contractual redundancy entitlement of £43,949.04. The Trust refused to pay, claiming she had turned..

Mar
22
2018

Redundancy: To bump or not to bump

The EAT have held that in a redundancy situation there is no requirement for an employee to raise the issue of bumping in order for the employer to have to..

Aug
04
2017

Does the duty to collectively consult employees regarding redundancies apply to employees based outside the UK?

The EAT has determined in Seahorse Maritime v Nautilus International that the duty to collectively consult in a redundancy situation can extend to employees working outside of the UK, but..

Apr
21
2017

Employee’s reason for rejecting suitable alternative employment was reasonable despite employer having no knowledge of this

The EAT held in Dunne v Colin & Avril Ltd that a book-keeper who declined an offer of suitable employment did so reasonably despite her reliance on health reasons not..

Nov
24
2016

Insensitive decisions could lead to unfair dismissals

In Thomas v BNP Paribas Real Estate, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a Tribunal’s finding that a redundancy process was ‘insensitive and perfunctory’ did not easily sit with..



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