The news is rife with the announcement that P&O Ferries have sacked 800 workers without notice. Stephen takes a quick look at what’s going on at the organisation and what employment law lessons we can learn.
[update] In response to outrage surrounding P&O’s actions, the government has pledged plans to publish a new Statutory Code of Practice around the use of “fire an rehire”, detailing steps employers should take to ensure a fair process. While no details have been announced, it is understood Tribunals will have power to add a 25% uplift to employee compensation if employers unreasonably fail to follow it. We’ll keep our eye on this as it develops.
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