Richard Fox has been quoted in The Telegraph that workers on permanent contracts could be at risk of redundancy as firms are likely to press ahead with restructuring despite the extension in the Government furlough programme.
While in the immediate aftermath of the crisis that was not something employers were generally minded to do, I fear that now the lengthy extension has been confirmed, employers are going to move on to the next stage and start reconstructing their business."
That could mean many redundancies in the coming weeks and months."
The full article in The Telegraph can be read here: Nearly half a million self-employed seek government help
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).