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Redundancies and restructuring of the workplace following COVID-19

Lauren Hannath

Posted by Lauren Hannath | Solicitor
On 14th July 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme announced on 20 March 2020 has undoubtedly been a lifeline for many employers and businesses in supporting their workplace. However, despite its extension to 31 October 2020 it is clear that employers are having to make difficult decisions about their workforce for the future. These decisions could include considering redundancies and any such redundancy procedures will need to be adapted in light of Coronavirus. We have provided guidance below on some common queries and misconceptions…

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Guidance for Agency Workers during Coronavirus

Susie Al-Qassab

Posted by Susie Al-Qassab | Partner
On 10th July 2020

We have written extensively about furlough and redundancy, mainly from the perspective of permanent employees. But a differentiation must be made between permanent and temporary workers. While both are suffering from the crisis, permanent staff generally enjoy more rights and regulation and better access to government support and social protection. Yet temporary/agency workers are significantly over-represented in sectors most negatively affected by the Coronavirus, particularly hospitality.

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