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Monthly Archive August 2012

When is a ‘pool of one’ in a redundancy selection exercise reasonable?

If you are a SME in the process of making a redundancy where you have a ‘pool’ of one and you think that the procedure you are using is fair and reasonable because you only employ one person in that specific role, you will still have to ensure that you applied the ‘range of reasonable responses test’. In non-legal jargon this means that you have considered whether a pool of one is appropriate, i.e. do other employees carry out a similar role.

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How and when to ‘lay-off’ or place employees on ‘short time’ working

In some industries work is seasonal and employees expect a short lay off and/or ‘short time’ working period per year to cater for this, most employees use this period to take their annual leave. Unfortunately for the majority of businesses laying staff off or putting them on short time hours has resulted from the challenging economic climate.

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