How to fairly select employees for redundancy

Earlier this month, EasyJet made headlines for allegedly using pilots’ sickness records to select for redundancy. The criteria attracted criticism, particularly in the context of the safety-critical role that pilots undertake and the fact that the company has, quite rightly, previously encouraged pilots to report in sick if they are unfit to fly. The airline […]

Redundancy | How to do it properly

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COVID-19 advice Looking for practical advice on making redundancies during the coronavirus pandemic and other common employment scenarios? Visit our free Coronavirus Advice Hub for answers. Take me to the Hub Handling redundancies is usually an extremely daunting task for employers. However, sometimes, it is a necessary business decision. With employers now contemplating their post-COVID-19 […]

New Employment Bill | What does the new decade have in store for employment law?

The Conservative Party made a number of ambitious employment-related pledges in their election manifesto, but now that they hold a comfortable majority, what “radical” changes can employers expect? In a move more synonymous with Labour ideals, the second Queen’s Speech of 2019 announced the government’s plans for a new Employment Bill which would improve workers’ […]

Good Work Plan latest | Employment Law changes for your 2020 calendar

In 2018, the government produced its Good Work Plan, setting out several proposed changes to employment law intended to improve the rights of employees and workers. As 2020 gains momentum, we provide a rundown of three significant changes that are set to come into force on 6 April, plus a number of other changes planned […]

General Election 2019 | The parties’ proposals for employment law

With just over two weeks to go until one of the most anticipated General Elections in UK history, both parties’ manifestos are undergoing intense scrutiny – but what pledges are on the table for employment law? Before you cast your vote, here are some of the main policies each side are proposing that stand to […]

The dangers of treating maternity-related sickness absence like other illness

When it comes to employment law, it’s typically advised that treating everybody the same is the best way to avoid claims. However, in relation to sickness absence, this notion can actually lead employers down the wrong path and into dangerous territory. In reality, not all sickness absence is equal in the eyes of the law, […]

Is enhanced maternity pay discriminatory against men?

Two recent cases have posed the question of whether it is unlawful for men on shared parental leave to be paid less than mothers on maternity leave. The Court of Appeal recently heard the conjoined cases of Ali v Capita and Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police. Here, the court sought to determine whether […]

Redundancy | How to do it properly

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Handling redundancies is usually an extremely daunting task for employers. However, sometimes, it is a necessary business decision. With employers now contemplating their post-COVID-19 future, redundancies are never far from the headlines. Redundancy is a particular complex area of employment law, and for employers who find themselves in this situation, process is everything. Get redundancy support […]

APRIL 2019 | Pay changes you need to know

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Are you one of the many employers confused by the terminology used for minimum pay rates? With the National Minimum Wage, National Living Wage and Living Wage, employers can be left scratching their head wondering how much they are legally required to pay their workers and who is entitled to receive it. Employers have been caught […]