Acas: Redundancy related enquiries surge 160%
Posted on 5 Aug 2020
Conciliation service Acas has experienced a marked increase in calls to its helpline on the subject of redundancy during the coronavirus pandemic.
Acas said redundancy related calls shot up by 160% over the past two months when compared to the same period in 2019.
It has issued updated advice for employers that may be considering making roles redundant, encouraging them to consider alternatives such as more flexible ways of working, compressed hours or job shares.
Redunancy "should always be a last resort" after other options have been exhaused, Acas said
By Jo Faragher on 5 Aug 2020 in Furlough, Collective redundancy, Acas, Coronavirus, Employee relations, Information & consultation, Latest News, Personnel Today, Redundancy