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High Staff Turnover & the Importance of Retaining Good Staff

High Staff Turnover & the Importance of Retaining Good Staff

It certainly has been a turbulent time for the Conservative Party over the last month. If there is anything we can take away from the comings and goings of key personnel within the party, it’s that the stability of staff has a key role to play in the success of any business. Whilst some staff […]

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Employee Resignation & Unfair Dismissal Claims

Employee Resignation & Unfair Dismissal Claims

Our latest HR article looks at the recent case of Fentem v Outform EMEA Ltd , regarding bringing forward the date of resignation by operation of a contractual clause. We review the details of the case and provide practical guidance surrounding employee resignation and unfair dismissal. Background to the Case The Claimant resigned from his […]

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Redundancy Process & Discrimination Claims

Redundancy Process & Discrimination Claims

We review two recent first level tribunal decisions which upheld employees’ claims of discrimination, brought following a redundancy process. Redundancy Process | Case 1 The first, Robson v Clarke’s Mechanical Ltd involved a plumbing and heating engineer who was informed in a meeting with no prior consultation or notice that his employment would be terminated […]

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Advice on Redundancy Procedure & Consultation Process

Advice on Redundancy Procedure & Consultation Process

If you are an employer facing the need to reduce staff for reason of redundancy, then depending on the numbers involved you need to comply with a defined statutory redundancy procedure covering consultation and timescales or you could face a heavy tribunal award against you. This applies no matter how genuine and inevitable the redundancy […]

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Managing Redundancy | An Essential Guide for Employers

Managing Redundancy | An Essential Guide for Employers

COVID-19 has had a severe impact on all kinds of businesses large and small. While the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has helped, it is likely that a significant number of companies may need to reduce headcount to make their company viable long term. It’s essential that employers are prepared and have effective processes in […]

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