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Firms risk Tribunals from Credit Crunch Redundancies

Employers are risking employment tribunal claims by not following statutory redundancy procedures when laying–off staff as part of their credit crunch cutbacks, employment law firm Croner Consulting has warned. According to the UK Tribunal Service, there has been a 42% rise in employment tribunal claims during the last 12 months. Croner’s employment technical consultant, Gillian Dowling, said: “These figures are a direct result of the impact of the credit crunch. In a bid to survive the current economic pinch, many firms are looking at ways to preserve the future of their business, and see staff redundancies as the only way to do this. “We’ve seen redundancies happening across the board, at businesses of all sizes,” she added. “When employers start... »