Coronavirus: Catalyst for Trying out the 4-day Week

The Coronavirus has seen businesses shifting their operational models drastically when compared to practices which have generally remained unchanged for decades upon decades. Lockdown measures and other restrictions aimed at curbing viral spread have pushed businesses to cut salaries and reduce working weeks. However, such seemingly restrictive measures may have opened the door to new…

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New Legislation protects Furloughed Employees

Throughout the pandemic lockdown, the UK government has constantly encouraged employers to pay employees their full wages instead of the furlough pay alone, yet this did not always prove feasible for most organisations. Subsequently, issues arose when certain employers making redundancies calculated statutory notice on the basis of reduced furlough pay applicable at the time,…

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Redundancy vs Reduced Hours

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers have been faced with significant financial constraints caused by a reduction in business or a total temporary closure. This problem instigates employers to render many employees redundant. Nevertheless, redundancy is, as a rule-of-thumb, a matter of last resort. Employment Tribunal decisions provide employers with essential knowledge as…

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£20,000 for Muslim hairdresser order to pick up dog droppings

An employment tribunal has awarded £20,000 in compensation to a Muslim hairdresser who was continually discriminated against and made to clean up dog faeces upon the salon owner discovering the particulars of her faith. Ms Bond, a Colwyn Bay hairdresser, was dismissed in July 2018 following a long-term period of absence caused by mental health…

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