Liz Earle Beauty Company adopted discriminatory redundancy process for pregnant worker

The Liz Earle Beauty Company must pay a former employee more than £17,000 for pregnancy and maternity discrimination, after it...

Furlough: employers may re-employ staff who left after 28 February

Employers can re-employ people who were made redundant or left their organisations after 28 February 2020 and make a claim...

Mirror and Express owner to furlough 1,000 employees

Publishing industry begins to furlough staff in response to advertising collapse.


Debenhams enters administration to protect it from creditors

Chain store to enter 'light touch' administration.

April 2020 employment law changes: eight tasks for HR

Each April, HR professionals must ensure that their organisation complies with the latest round of amended employment laws and deadlines....

Research: Furlough is curtailing job losses

The government’s furlough scheme is discouraging companies to cut jobs after research this week revealed that only one in 20...

Rishi Sunak

Treasury urged to look again at coronavirus scheme loophole

Government officials thought to be looking at ways of helping those caught between jobs in March.

Furlough in action: BA, M&S, Disney, McAlpine and more

Employers are putting thousands of staff on furlough to reduce their costs and seek to protect their employment  during a...

Businesses appoint administrators as virus closures hit high streets

Thousands of jobs at risk as two restaurant chains and a household goods supplier enter administration.

Self isolation

What you need to know about furlough

Employment lawyer Helen Farr explores the ins and outs of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to be running by end of April

The temporary scheme will be open to all UK employers who had a PAYE scheme in place on 28 February 2020 for at least three months.


Government urged to take equity stake in airlines to protect jobs

EasyJet's £174m dividend payout attracts criticism while negotiations aimed at rescuing the coronavirus-hit aviation sector continue.

Consider support before making redundancies, says Bank of England boss

Firms should consider the support the government and banks have offered.

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