Businesses and ministers need more than redundancy pay law to protect employees - Niki Southern quoted in HR Magazine

31 July 2020

Niki Southern, Partner in our Employment Law team, was quoted in HR Magazine on 31 July 2020. Niki commented on new legislation protecting the entitlement to full redundancy pay for furloughed employees. Niki is supportive of the move but concerned about the risk, citing the risk of firms making redundancies earlier than planned and unfairness to those already made redundant who are not eligible for full redundancy pay.

The financial ramifications of the regulations may result in employers, who are already facing increasing employment costs from August for those on furlough, making redundancies earlier than had previously been intended.”

An apparent lack of retrospection in the law could also mean that employees made redundant prior to its enforcement, and receiving a reduced rate of redundancy pay, could be left feeling short changed."


Further information

If you would like any further information or advice about this, please contact Niki or any member of our employment law team.


About the author

Niki often acts in complex cases requiring her to navigate overlapping issues such as equal pay, discrimination, harassment, sickness absence, performance and misconduct.

She has particular experience of representing employers and employees in the higher education, retail, media, professional and financial sectors. 


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