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Arvia Technology Limited – redundancy claims

We’re very saddened to hear of the mass redundancy at Arvia Technology Limited. Facing redundancy due to administration The redundancy process is often a difficult time for the individual facing redundancy, but when it’s a mass redundancy due to the collapse of a company it can be particularly hard to know what to expect. If…

Woodland Property Services Limited – redundancy claims

We’re very saddened to hear of the mass redundancy at Woodland Property Services Limited in Derbyshire. Facing redundancy due to administration The redundancy process is often a difficult time for the individual facing redundancy, but when it’s a mass redundancy due to the collapse of a company it can be particularly hard to know what…

Nobles Construction Limited – redundancy claims

We’re very saddened to hear of the mass redundancy at Nobles Construction Limited in Liverpool. It was reported, in August last year that the business was turned down for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) loan that it needed to bring back furloughed staff and resume trading. Facing redundancy due to administration The redundancy…

What to do if you get a bad reference from a previous employer

Most job offers given are conditional upon receiving a satisfactory reference. It is important to carefully consider the wording of a job offer made to you. If it does not stipulate that the offer is subject to a reference (or another condition e.g. passing a criminal record check or proof of academic qualifications etc.), then…

Discrimination compensation set to increase

Compensation for all types of discrimination is unlimited (unlike most unfair dismissal cases, where there is a statutory cap). Most of the highest compensation awards in discrimination cases comprise substantial loss of earnings and future loss of earnings awards. Gill Switalski, for example, secured a multi million pound settlement of her sex discrimination claim against…

Why can’t Uber drivers claim unfair dismissal?

The Supreme Court’s decision in the Uber case has brought to the spotlight the issue of employment status for thousands of workers.  It has been an unfortunate fact of life for many workers that their employers have been able to use legal precedents and authorities dating back decades to deny them their most basic employment…

Bullying in the workplace

Bullying does not always remain in the playground. For some, bullying continues into adult life such as in the workplace. Although there is a fine line between tough management and an abusive one there can be times where this line is crossed. Bullying is not limited to unwanted conduct by management as it can also…

Linder Myers to provide free employment law advice to Greater Manchester employees hit hardest by the pandemic

Linder Myers Solicitors has partnered with The Growth Company and Citizens Advice Manchester to ensure that Greater Manchester’s workers who have been hit hardest by the pandemic can access free legal advice from select law firms across the region. During this period of uncertainty, many people across Greater Manchester are worried about their employment, from…

Mercure Altrincham Bowdon Hotel – redundancy claims

Mercure staff based at the Altrincham Bowden Hotel are being made redundant after the hotel will cease to trade on the 31st October 2020. Facing redundancy due to administration The redundancy process is often a difficult time for the individuals, particularly those who have been made redundant because of a business collapse. Redundancies in these…

Can my employer change my working hours?

By law, all employers must provide their employees with a written statement of the terms and conditions of their employment – including normal working hours. However, you may find your employer wants to change your working hours. So the question is: can they do this? To begin, it’s important to note that an employment contract…

Understanding restrictive covenants and furlough leave

As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, many employees will be made redundant through no fault of their own.  A significant number of employees will also find that they have restrictive covenants in their contracts of employment that are likely to hinder their search for alternative employment in the immediate aftermath of their redundancy. …

Redundancy rockets in the UK

As the Coronavirus outbreak takes its toll on the workplace, British employers planned more than 300,000 redundancies in June and July as reported by BBC News. A huge 1,784 firms made plans to cut approximately 150,000 jobs in July, and 1,888 planned 156,000 cuts in June.  Worryingly, this may only be the tip of the…

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Furloughed employees and redundancy payments: a new law

New legislation has been brought in to ensure the fair treatment of employees on furlough leave who are being made redundant. ‘Furlough leave’ was introduced into the UK in response to the coronavirus pandemic in an effort to prevent mass redundancies. However, some businesses will still need to make redundancies despite the use of the…

Self-isolation and Statutory Sick Pay: what are the rules?

Most people will have experienced a significant change to both their work and personal life as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. While some normality seems to be resuming, it is clear from the local lockdown measures and additions to the ‘travel quarantine list’ that regular changes to regulations are to be expected for quite…

Cardinal enters administration

It has been announced today that Bradford-based interiors manufacturer and retail sector supplier, Cardinal Shopfitting and Systems Limited, has entered administration. Resulting in 135 of their 170 staff being made redundant, approximately half of which were furloughed.  If you have been affected and are now facing redundancy, it is vital that you understand your rights.…

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