Furloughed employees must receive redundancy in full - Richard Fox quoted in Personnel Today, HR Review and Accountancy Daily

31 July 2020

Richard Fox, Partner in our Employment Law team, was quoted in Personnel Today, HR Review and Accountancy Daily on 30 July 2020. Richard was commenting on new government legislation guaranteeing that furloughed employees are entitled to full redundancy pay in the event that they are made redundant after 31 July.

Richard praised the announcement, saying that:

This is welcome news to clear up uncertainty, and given the number of redundancies we expect this autumn when furlough ends, it comes at the right time"

Many employers will have been computing for these purposes at normal rates of pay but some, that are not well-resourced and frankly struggling, will have sought to capitalise on any residuary doubt around this issue. It is right to close this uncertainty down"

You can read the full articles below:
Furloughed employees must receive redundancy in full - Personnel Today

Furloughed workers to receive full redundancy pay - HR Review

Furloughed workers to get full redundancy payments - Accountancy Daily

Further Information

Should you have an queries regarding the issues raised in this blog please contact Richard or any member of  our employment team.


About the Author

Richard acts for corporates, organisations and senior individuals in relation to employment matters of all kinds.  These include confidentiality and restrictive covenants, executive pay, bonus and severance arrangements, unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing and redundancy programmes.  He is frequently asked to advise in situations involving allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace following the rise of the #MeToo movement, and the cases that have followed.

Richard is a well known commentator on employment law issues, appearing often in the Press (The Times, The Financial Times, People Management, HR Magazine, Personnel Today etc) and on TV/ Radio (BBC, ITV, Sky and Radio 4).


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