The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was created at such speed that it created many unanswered questions. The government has addressed many of these each time it releases a new iteration of the guidance. But, as Daniel Barnett examines, there is still an unclear issue.
With the growing need to consider redundancies in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, HR must ensure that employees who are selected for redundancy are given the correct length of notice. To help you address the various issues that can arise, we have overhauled and enhanced our Notice and PILON section of the Employment law manual.
Updated to include information on East Coast Main Line Ltd v Cameron, in which the EAT considered if length of service is relevant in a wrongful dismissal case.
In Atherton v Bensons Vending Ltd, an employment tribunal held that a small employer fairly dismissed an employee who made a personal attack on the managing director on Facebook. However, the claimant's wrongful dismissal was upheld because the employer could not show that his behaviour was so serious that it was entitled to dismiss him without notice pay.
Updated to reflect changes to the rules on taxation of payments in lieu of notice from 6 April 2018.
Updated to reflect changes to the tax rules on PILON, effective from 6 April 2018.
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HR and legal information and guidance relating to pay in lieu of notice.