- Gig Economy Workers denied holiday pay may claim for the whole of their employment - The European Court of Justice in his landmark legal battle. The court has ruled that "An employer that does not allow a worker to exercise his right to paid annual leave must bear the conse-quences". The decision could have significant implications for firms in the so-called gig economy, and opens the door for similar cases.
- New Regulations for Legal Aid criteria for Family Law announced - Following a successful High Court appeal by the charity group Rights of Women, the Legal Aid Agency have now relaxed the time limit set for the domestic violence evidence required...
Redundancy is a potentially fair reason for dismissal, but may involve the employer having to make a statutory or contractual redundancy payment to the employee.
This area of law is complex and the procedures to be followed will vary widely. It is essential that any potential redundancies are well planned and meet a fair procedure is designated and followed.
Some specific rules apply in relation to the planned redundancies of 20 or more employees.