Let’s look first at what is about to change on the employment tribunal front as from 6th April 2012. The Qualifying Period for Unfair Dismissal rights – this will increase from 12 months to two years for new employees whose start date is on or after 6th April 2012. The important reservation we have about [...]
The maximum unfair dismissal compensatory award increased from £68,400 to £72,300 with effect from 1st February 2012.
The standard rate of these payments increases from £128.73 to £135.45 per week with effect from 1st April 2012.
In the current economic climate redundancy is something that a number of employers are having to consider, but they are often unclear when the consultation process with staff should begin