The COVID-19 pandemic has put an incredible amount of pressure on businesses in many different sectors across the UK. Despite some government support for eligible businesses and the furlough and job retention support schemes being of help to many, sadly thousands of people have been made redundant so far as a direct result of the pandemic’s impact on their employer. Even when the pandemic has ended, experts predict that the economic recovery may take some time, and it is likely that many more people will be at risk of redundancy once the government support schemes are withdrawn.
Being told that your role is no longer required in the business and you are at risk of being made redundant can be very difficult to deal with. Not only can this create a great deal of anxiety and stress at the best of times, but hearing this news during a pandemic or the aftermath, when so many other people are also out of work, can be very distressing indeed.
Your employer must deal with the redundancy process due to coronavirus in a way that complies with UK employment law and there may be ways to challenge this, if you are not treated fairly or don’t receive everything that you are entitled to.
To find out more about how we can help employees who are experiencing redundancy due to coronavirus, call our expert team on 01616 966 229.