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 […]

Flexible furlough guidance published | 7 key points for employers

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 18 June 2020. For the most up-to-date Employment Law and Health & Safety advice to support your organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our Coronavirus Advice Hub, which is updated daily and contains a variety of free guidance notes, letter templates, checklists, risk assessments and […]

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 […]

The end of the Job Retention Scheme | What happens once furlough ends?

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 11 May 2020. For the most up-to-date Employment Law and Health & Safety advice to support your organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our Coronavirus Advice Hub, which is updated daily and contains a variety of free guidance notes, letter templates, checklists, risk assessments and […]

TUC demands tough new safety measures before lockdown lifts

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 6 May 2020. For the most up-to-date Employment Law and Health & Safety advice to support your organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our Coronavirus Advice Hub, which is updated daily and contains a variety of free guidance notes, letter templates, checklists, risk assessments and […]

HSE, TUC and CBI issue joint statement on coronavirus

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 7 April 2020. For the most up-to-date Employment Law and Health & Safety advice to support your organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our Coronavirus Advice Hub, which is updated daily and contains a variety of free guidance notes, letter templates, checklists, risk assessments and […]

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 […]

Climate change protests: How should employers respond to employees on strike?

A mass workplace walkout is on the cards for 20 September, with millions set to join in the global climate strike. This follows a recent spate of strikes held by students in response to inaction over climate issues. Now, in the UK’s first general strike since 1926, the so-called ‘climate strike generation’, led by teenage […]

CASE STUDY | Responding to complaints of sexual harassment

In the era of “Me Too”, people are becoming more vocal about behaviour that oversteps the mark. For employers, receiving allegations of sexual harassment can be jarring. Due to the serious and sensitive nature of such complaints, employers will understandably want to approach the situation with caution; however, choosing to turn a blind eye or […]