Category Archives: Redundancy

What notice pay should employers pay to employees on furlough?

What do you pay if an employee has agreed to accept 80% of pay during furlough I was recently asked what, on the face of it, appeared to be a simple question. The question was if employees have agreed to accept 80% of their salary while on furlough, is their notice pay also paid at […]

Pregnancy, maternity and redundancy: Your questions answered

What do you need to know? In a recent case before the Southampton Employment Tribunal, beauty company, Liz Earle (based near our Head Office on the Isle of Wight), was found to have discriminated against a former employee because of her pregnancy.   The case against the well-known beauty brand was reported widely in the national […]

Should an employer always consider ‘bumping’ during redundancy?

When does an employer need to consider “bumping” in a redundancy situation? This was the question addressed in the case of Dr Mirab v Mentor Graphics (UK) Ltd UKEAT/0172/17/DA where it was argued that employer should have considered giving the role of a junior account manager to a more senior employee who was at risk […]

Alternatives to Redundancy: Lay-Off & Short-Time Working

Does a lay-off have to be for a ‘reasonable’ period of time? Short term lay-off of employees is an option available to employers who need to temporarily reduce their workforce. It is often used by employers in industries where there may be periods between customer contracts. For example manufacturers of boats may have a contract […]

Outplacement Support for Employees

  OUTPLACEMENT In this article, which has kindly been written by Stella Marshall at Starry1HRconsulting, we explore the Top 10 Tips as to why Outplacement support is important for your business. Outplacement support is provided by employers. typically in redundancy situations, to their employees who are leaving employment, but it is not just something that […]

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