Post-furlough redundancies | 'It is important that workers know their rights'

'It is important that workers know their rights'

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a wealth of uncertainty for both employers and employees. Businesses will be concerned about how they can continue trading in this turbulent time. Employees will be concerned about job security, reduced financial income – particularly if they are on the Government’s furlough scheme – as well as the future of their role once the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) ends in October. With that being the case, an Employment Specialist has warned that “unscrupulous employers” may use the winding down of the UK Government’s furlough scheme to make some of society’s most vulnerable staff members, as well as parents, redundant. According to Julie Duane, a Barrister from St Philips Chambers, some employers may make organisational...

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