Jaguar Land Rover job losses highlight the importance of steering the right course in employment law

THE announcement of up to 5,000 job losses at car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover is a body blow to UK industry.

But whether you are a business owner contemplating thousands of job losses, or just a single one, it’s essential to understand all aspects of redundancy before starting the process.

This will help you as a business not fall victim to the complex – and costly – pitfalls employment law.

The story – covered here by BBC News – highlights the negative impact Brexit uncertainty is having on UK manufacturing.

But it also serves as a timely reminder to employers that they must look to safeguard their business from every legal angle.

If shedding jobs cannot be avoided, a good place to start is to look at the written contractual terms and understand the statutory rights an employee has.

In particular, consideration should be given to payment provisions and dismissal

Most importantly, a fair redundancy procedure must be followed, including consultation and communication.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding employment status or any other employment law related issues, please do not hesitate to contact this article’s author, trainee solicitor Lazuna Ullah, a member of our Employment Law team here at Milners on 0113 245 0852 or email us at hello@milnerslaw

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