Redundancy information and consultation
With job losses continuing to hit the headlines, many employers are wrestling with the practical issues involving redundancy consultations, and how to conduct these in a sensitive way despite restrictions. Stuart Duff looks at the role of video in difficult conversations.
With many employers potentially having to make redundancies as a result of the coronavirus crisis, consultant editor Darren Newman considers the likelihood of the "special circumstances" defence applying if they fail to comply with their collective consultation obligations.
Although the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme currently offers a short-term alternative to redundancies, when it comes to an end there is no doubt that many organisations will have no alternative but to make some of their workforce redundant. This raises the question for HR of how the redundancy consultation obligations run alongside this period of furlough. Consultant editor Darren Newman examines the issues.
With the recent collapse of Thomas Cook and other established companies in financial difficulty, such as Pizza Express and Links of London, Barry Ross looks at the plight of the workforce when companies face going under and the role of HR.
Commentary and analysis: HR and legal information and guidance relating to redundancy information and consultation.
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