Sending employees home when demand for production slumps

Jeevanjee, Anna
November 2008
People Management;11/13/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 23, p60
The article offers information on issues related to labor laws in Great Britain. Laying-off occurs where an employee is told to stay at home because of a shortage of work. In a redundancy situation, employees are dismissed because a reduction in work is expected to be permanent. Employers must have either an express or implied right in the employment contract to lay an employee off or put them on short-time working. The employer has seven days to contest a redundancy payment claim by serving a counter-notice.


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