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COVID-19 - Key issues for employers

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues, there is a possibility of global recession according to some analysts. 

How will this affect your business?

If the Government place the majority of the population on lock-down and/or increasing numbers of your workforce fall ill at the same time then this will place most companies under severe financial strain.  This in turn is likely to result in lay-offs and redundancies.    

No doubt you are already putting plans in place in order to protect your business through this difficult time and will have a number of questions on how to go about achieving this.

At Talbots, our experienced Employment Team can help you through this worrying time by providing you with detailed advice and assistance on how to deal with the situation.

For example, we can provide you with answers to the following questions:

  • What steps can I take to avoid redundancies?
  • Can I make my employees take holiday?
  • Can I place my employees on short-time working?
  • Do I have the right to lay-off?
  • How do I go about carrying out redundancies?

No one knows how long this unprecedented situation will last, so it is important to take proper advice now and to plan ahead to protect your business in the long-term.

Please contact our specialist employment law and HR solicitor, Reyhana Koser on 01384 445885 or