Real Employment Law Advice

Day: December 22, 2020

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Furlough and the Coronavirus

2020: The Year of Furlough

This year has been unprecedented for employment law and unlike no other time in my career. I don’t need to tell you, I know many of you feel the same, but my year in review for 2020 has one major feature…….FURLOUGH.

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Employment Tribunal Claims

Preparing your claim or defence in the Employment Tribunal

It has long been considered necessary to ensure, when you submit or defend a claim, that you put as much detail in as possible, to ensure you do not miss the opportunity to pursue a claim fully. However recent guidance from the Tribunal means we must rethink how to prepare the claim and defence.

General Updates

Extension of the Acas Early Conciliation Process

With increased cases and delays with the ACAS process many cases were being extended beyond the 4 week period and so it made sense to make the period available for early conciliation 6 weeks instead of 4.

Employment Tribunal Claims

Employment Tribunal Hearings via Video

There have been changes to the employment tribunal hearings which are usually done in person in a tribunal building. The pandemic has led to the very speedy rolling out of online solutions to dealing with hearings, including the use of the Cloud Video Platform known as CVP.