3PB counsel 200 other lawyers on the right redundancy procedures in the pandemic
18th September 2020
3PB Barristers specialist employment and discrimination barristers Lachlan WilsonLachlan WilsonCall: 1996 and Daniel BrownDaniel BrownCall: 2012 have just delivered the webinar, “Preparing for redundancies” to over 200 employment lawyers.
Recent figures showed 300,000 redundancies in the UK simply during June and July 2020. Next month -October – sees the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) goes down to 60% of wages with employers contributing 20% and finishes at the end of the month. Many companies face continued drop off in business so may not be able to afford 20% plus NI and pension costs; nor the prospects of increased costs afterwards.
The basic requirements: warn, consult, apply fair selection criteria and follow procedure still remain. But these are not usual times. COVID-19 and the furlough scheme have added an extra layer of complexity about dealing with staff on furlough and subsequently terminating employment and consulting on and implementing large-scale redundancies.
3PB has a large number of specialist employment counsel with the experience and the discretion needed to advise organisations and their lawyers facing challenges to implementing or planning redundancy programmes.
Watch the recording of the webinar here: