Overview of course

When employees are not given any work by their employer and the situation is regarded as temporary, they are regarded as ‘laid off’.  Where the lay-off amounts to dismissal, the employee may be entitled to redundancy pay or, subject to certain conditions, they may be able to complain of unfair dismissal to an employment tribunal. Short-time working occurs when employees are laid off for a number of contractual days each week or for a number of hours each working day. This course will guide you through the maze of legislation so you are able to act confidently and lawfully using a best practice framework.

Why choose Alcumus for training

  • Proven track record of delivering high quality training across an wide portfolio of compliance and certification topics
  • Highly experienced trainers with relevant industry qualifications for their chosen area of expertise (including CM IOSH, OSCR, CIPD & IRCA)
  • Approachable and friendly training team with extensive industry knowledge who are able to pass on practical experience
  • Large pool of trainers spread across wide geographical area

Course content

  • Definitions of redundancy, short time working, lay off, other/temporary suspension from work
  • Contractual obligations
  • Understanding what the employee handbook says
  • Redundancy
  • Short time working and lay off
  • Notification
  • Statutory entitlements
  • Right to request redundancy
  • Reduced hours, reduced pay, changes to other contractual benefits
  • The risks of getting it wrong
  • Time limits for tribunal claims
  • Unfair dismissal, failure to consult etc.
  • Potential discrimination claims against the company
  • The financial risk to the business