TITLE

Cutting costs, not heads: the legal view on alternatives to redundancy

AUTHOR(S)
Warren, Martin; Palmer, Brian
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
People Management;9/24/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 20, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a legal view on dealing with redundancy in an organization. It focuses on alternatives to compulsory redundancies which can be dealt by cutting costs. The author cites various schemes to reduce costs including releasing agency or casual workers and introducing some form of pay reduction such as reduced working hours, bonus and overtime cuts, and sabbaticals. He highlights the importance of checking any contractual casualties before releasing them and cites factors suggesting employee status such as mutuality of obligation.
ACCESSION #
44811150

 

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