Thursday, 23 April, 2009 Leave a comment
With ever increasing employment legislation and the current economic climate many employers are facing challenges that they have never had to manage before.
As you would expect some employers, particularly smaller companies, are faced with managing redundancies for the first time. Making staff redundant is a difficult and potentially expensive process and as a result many employers are seeing an increase in unfair dismissal and discrimination claims after failing to follow the correct redundancy procedures.
Helpline usage – ‘all time high’
Over the course of the last six months our Employer Helpline, which is available to all Markel ELP Policyholders and manned by specialist employment solicitors Beachcroft LLP, has been inundated with calls. Unsurprisingly 31% of the callers were seeking assistance in relation to redundancy matters.