Redundancies

Recent developments in employment law

Staying on top of all relevant case law and consultations pertaining to the field of HR can be difficult. Here David Ashmore and Alison Heaton provide a rundown of the most recent developments.

New Acas guidance promises to help make fire and rehire a last resort

Workplace expert Acas has published new guidance encouraging employers to explore all options before resorting to fire and rehire tactics when changing employee contracts.

How can HR reintegrate staff post-furlough?

An estimated one million people were still on furlough as the scheme ended today (1 October).

Part-time work tops coronavirus tribunal complaints

Complaints relating to part-time working regulations have risen by 767% since the pandemic, topping the list of tribunal causes that have seen the steepest increase over the past 18 months.

UK employees fear losing their jobs due to EDI programmes

Almost a third (31%) of UK employees fear they will lose their job if their organisation becomes more diverse and inclusive, according to new research by Dynata.

Half of UK disabled mothers furloughed in pandemic

Disabled parents have faced greater disruptions to their work and income during the pandemic than non-disabled parents.

Government travel advice u-turn could threaten jobs

The unexpected changes to the UK government's traffic light travel system have left the aviation and travel industry fearing further job losses.

Redundancy fears rise as UK faces end of furlough

Over half (54%) of UK employees are worried either they or someone in their household will lose their job when furlough comes to an end this month.

How important is data when grappling with furlough, redundancy and recruitment?

One of the big trends emerging in talent acquisition since the coronavirus pandemic struck has been a greater need for internal mobility and redeployment. Data-driven decisions for this have never...

Experts warn chancellor’s Job Retention Bonus is a “drop in the ocean” when dealing with furlough

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has outlined a three-point ‘plan for jobs’ aiming to provide support to some of the sectors and demographics most affected by the pandemic.

Yodel people director: 'Engagement against the odds' is possible

Keeping employees engaged is still possible even in the “toughest” industries, according to Yodel’s people director Lynne Graham