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Redundancies occur when an employer is ceasing to carry on with work for which the employee was employed, or is ceasing to carry on with work in the place where the employee is employed.
While redundancy is a potentially fair reason for dismissal, for a redundancy dismissal to be fair, there must be a genuine redundancy situation and the employer must follow a fair redundancy procedure, including consulting on an individual basis. The employer must also comply with its collective consultation obligations where these apply.
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23 Feb 2021
ONS figures show the number of employees on company payrolls has fallen by 726,000, while the unemployment rate reached its highest for almost five years.
22 Feb 2021
More than half of employers plan to hire new staff over the next three months, according to the latest Labour Market Outlook from the CIPD.
22 Feb 2021
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19 Feb 2021
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18 Feb 2021
The Resolution Foundation says almost two million workers have been out of work or receiving furlough for six months.
16 Feb 2021
Institute for Fiscal Studies warns that any extension of furlough beyond 30 April must be ‘limited and carefully targeted’.
12 Feb 2021
Regulations capping public sector exit payments at £95,000 have been revoked by the government, after a review found the cap...
10 Feb 2021
Brewing giant Heineken has announced plans to cut nearly 10% of its global workforce as the coronavirus pandemic badly affects sales.
10 Feb 2021
Law firms claim the Arcadia Group did not properly consult with employees ahead of mass redundancies.
4 Feb 2021
Many proposed employment law changes that the government has put forward in the last few years have stalled, mainly as...
2 Feb 2021
Airbus workers in Flintshire have voted to cut their working week by up to a tenth to avoid compulsory redundancies.
29 Jan 2021
Around 1,000 jobs at stationary retailer Paperchase – about two-thirds of its workforce – have been saved.