Ask the Experts – a Monthly Q&A with Sintons’ Employment Team – episode 18


Today we recorded our ‘Ask the Experts monthly Q&A with Sintons’ Employment Team – episode 18’ – with Fiona Campbell and Catherine Hope. These sessions came about due to the employment team here at Sintons having been inundated with COVID-19 and furlough questions following the introduction of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the ever changing government guidance.

Our session today covers the following topics:

  • I understand the Government guidance will continue to be to work from home where possible, but I do not feel my employees are working as effectively at home as in the office. What are my options?
  • I made a number of employees redundant as trade disappeared from my business. However, business has started to return and I have hired some new people. Am I at risk of unfair dismissal claims from the employees I made redundant and on what grounds could I defend any claims?
  • The Government Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is currently due to end on 31 April. Is there any other Government support available after this date? I cannot sustain my staff salaries without financial assistance until business returns to pre-lockdown levels, but I am concerned this will be too late.

For your convenience we have also recorded this session as both a webinar and podcast, links to both are below.


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