Acas has issued advice to employers who are considering staff redundancies due to the financial difficulties that the business may be facing due to coronavirus.
Acas’ key advice is for employers to properly consult with their staff to seek views on solutions, which could include a recruitment freeze or limits on overtime.
Redundancies should always be a last resort after all options have been exhausted.
If an employer has no choice then there are strict rules around consulting affected employees that they need to adhere to, the minimum consultation period will vary depending on the number of employees that an employer wishes to make redundant.
Employers who wish to make 20 or more staff redundant need to consult a recognised trade union or elected employee representatives about the proposed changes.
For further information and advice please visit the Acas website.
Source: Business Wales
Posted on: Wednesday 19th August 2020