Redundancy and Layoffs in UK Law

  • Woolworths – Widening the Ambit of Collective Redundancy Consultation
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    It has been reported that the UK's Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") has overturned an employment tribunal decision denying protective awards to former employees of Woolworths who had wo...
  • Change to UK Collective Redundancy Consultation Regime Now Confirmed
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    The UK Employment Appeal Tribunal (the EAT) has now published its judgment in litigation that resulted from the 2008 closure of Woolworths. It confirms initial reports of a significant change to t...
  • COVID-19 – Key UK Employment Issues Guidance Note (Updated)
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    Companies and their workforces are in unprecedented circumstances, with COVID-19 changing situations and advice on a frequent basis.  In this alert, we have set out below the key issues faced by em...
    ...... are consecutive), employees may be entitled to claim statutory redundancy pay if certain conditions are met (including two years’ continuous ......
  • Making Sense Of The Scottish Government Guidance For Licensed Premises
    • Mondaq UK
    ......Employers may. have to consider layoffs and redundancy with the appropriate. consultation processes that involves. ......
  • UK State Of Law
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ......Dickinson Dees cut 17 from its re-mortgage team, although the. layoffs did not hit lawyers. Redundancy consultations have also reportedly been ......
  • Multiple Staff Layoffs In The UK - The Scope For Criminal Liability For Directors
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    Within the UK and throughout the European Economic Area employers are subject to express obligations to inform and consult with staff in advance of making multiple redundancies. This is as a result...
    ...... employees it proposes to dismiss, the proposed method of selecting employees who may be dismissed, the proposed method of calculating any redundancy payment and a number of other factors. Consultation is also required to be genuine and to include consultation about ways of avoiding the proposed ......
  • UK Government Guidance On Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) recently published further guidance on the UK government’s Job Retention Scheme (JRS) during the coronavirus crisis. Eligibility and entitlement...
    ...... pay, maternity rights, unfair dismissal rights and rights to redundancy payments if dismissed for redundancy. Therefore, employees who qualify ......
  • Employment Termination and Reductions-In-Force Outside The United States, Part 2
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    We have been discussing overseas terminations against the backdrop of a fired employee asserting rights in local labor court, but in actual practice most firing disputes get resolved out of court. ...
    ......Projec t- manage outside -US layoffs to account for local laws . In a cross-border downsizing, u se tailored ...To av oid a chaotic, reactive cross-border “collective redundancy” fraught with compliance problems and unnecessary costs, manage the ......
  • Alert: Reducing Staff Costs in an Uncertain Economy
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    The impact of COVID-19 on businesses in the UK is becoming increasingly apparent, causing many businesses to consider how they can reduce staff costs. This alert reviews the variety of measures tha...
    ...... would affect 20 or more employees, statutory collective redundancy obligations will apply. In addition, there is a risk of employees bringing ......
  • The new reality for UK employers - Part 1: Planning for the end of furlough
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    As the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the "Scheme") approaches, employers should start to consider their plans in relation to any employees currently furloughed. In this ale...
    ...... are consecutive), employees may be entitled to claim statutory redundancy pay if certain conditions are met (including two years' continuous ......
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