How to manage: Redundancy process can be hard but must be fair

Many businesses hit by Covid-19 restrictions will have little choice but to reduce their workforce this year – but it’s important do so in a legally compliant way

There are a number of avenues available to employers that fall short of dismissal

Employers continue to live with the Covid-19 restrictions, as do their staff. While this year will hopefully bring more positive news, particularly with the emergence of viable vaccines, the impact on businesses and workplaces nationwide will still be appreciable.

Many will have been closed for months by the time the restrictions are eased. Some will not have opened for almost a year. This means there could be tough choices when it comes to the costs ...