The Government has announced plans to change the way breaks in employment are treated, which could have a greater impact for local government than for employers in the private sector, due to the operation of the modification order.
In George v London Borough of Brent, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the employer's failure to comply with a contractual obligation to offer a redundant employee a trial period for a possible alternative role was likely to render the dismissal unfair.
This article looks at the framework for making compensation payments on redundancy and local authority redundancy policies in general. It also looks at various Government proposals for reforms to public-sector exit payments.
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