Redundancy: A dip in the pool:

  In the final part of the series we look at whether you can exclude some jobs posts from being pooled for redundancy despite having the same job title and the same duties as others in the pool.   The short answer is yes provided the employer has a good reason for excluding some posts [...]

By |2021-06-11T07:12:13+00:00June 11th, 2021|Redundancy|0 Comments

Redundancy: Another dip in the pool

  In yesterday's post we saw that the law requires an employer to think about the issue of pool and provided the pool is reasonable the Employment Tribunal will not interfere. Jobs should be pooled by interchangeability.   In today's post we will look at geographically dispersed employees all performing the same role.  Let's use [...]

By |2021-06-10T06:06:20+00:00June 10th, 2021|Redundancy|0 Comments

Dipping our toe in the redundancy pool

      In good weather a dip in the pool is welcome. As the weather is good I will keep it brief. The law on redundacy pools is straightforward. Provided the employer has conisdered the issue then the choice of pool is not one an Employment Tribunal can substitute a view on.   The [...]

By |2021-06-09T06:24:52+00:00June 9th, 2021|Redundancy|0 Comments

Last Chance to Furlough New Employees

Back in April we wrote about the potential for employers to use the Furlough scheme to subsidise notice costs for employees being made redundant Under changes to the furlough scheme announced at the end of May, today is the last day on which new employees can be placed on Furlough. Employees who have not [...]

By |2020-06-10T13:42:21+00:00June 10th, 2020|Coronavirus (COVID-19), Redundancy|0 Comments

April 2020 Newsletter

Despite April only having 30 days, the seemingly longest month of our lives has ended, which means it is time for our employment law update to round up some of the employment law news of the month. COVID-19 has dominated all news including employment law but will only feature as a segue or McGuffin into [...]

CJRS Notice and Holiday Pay

The CJRS was implemented to aid employers to keep employees employed so that business could return to usual once restrictions are lifted with the minimum possible adverse effect on the economy. Indeed the RS of CJRS stands for Retention Scheme. It is therefore noteworthy that there is a) no provision in the furlough scheme rules [...]

Your handy guide to key HR terms in the age of Covid-19

PJH Law has been helping employers through this difficult period. Here are some key terms that explain the different options. Key Terms: Short time is less than half a week’s work and pay in any one week for the purposes of redundancy pay under section 147, but any one workless day in any week for [...]

Covid19 the Special Employment Law Edition

This week we will be giving a snapshot view of key issues arising this week with our employer clients. Lay off /Short Time/ Redundancy: Many employers out there are facing a reduction in income and a fixed wage bill. Mr Micawber would not be happy at this state of affairs – many employers’ expenditure will [...]

By |2020-03-19T14:11:17+00:00March 19th, 2020|PJH & Industry News, Redundancy|0 Comments

East London NHS Foundation Trust v O’Connor

After a steady flow of harassment related cases over the past few weeks we move back into the far more mundane world of redundancy. The question in this case is: If a role is deleted and the employee works in an alternative role for more than four weeks, does this prevent the employee from being [...]

By |2019-12-24T17:23:10+00:00November 18th, 2019|Redundancy|0 Comments

Brexit News: Redundancy Anxiety

According to recent statistics, four in ten staff claimed that the UK’s plan to leave the EU, which has now been delayed until 31 October, has resulted in their employer cutting jobs and 49% believed more redundancies were on the way. Employees are aware of the impact Brexit uncertainty has on organisations, half suggested that […]

By |2019-12-23T17:40:44+00:00April 25th, 2019|PJH & Industry News, Redundancy|0 Comments