Skip to main content
Home / News and Insights / Press / Furlough warning: employment tribunals skyrocket – how legal fees may cost you ‘thousands’
20 October 2020

Furlough warning: employment tribunals skyrocket – how legal fees may cost you ‘thousands’

Furlough rules were introduced to keep workers employed and supported where possible but in the process, the new circumstances upended working arrangements. Recently released employment tribunal figures highlighted ongoing difficulties in managing the system which is affecting all involved. This was likely made more complex as July rolled around and ‘flexible furlough’ updates were issued. Reportedly, both employers and employees ended up trying to abuse the new system and these difficulties were reflected in government figures released in late September which showed the number of employment tribunals involving individuals increased by almost 20 percent between April and June 2020.

Tim Hayes, Legal Director in our employment team, comments on this development in an article for The Daily Express.

The full article is available, here.

 

Related Articles

Our Offices

London
One Bartholomew Close
London
EC1A 7BL

Cambridge
50/60 Station Road
Cambridge
CB1 2JH

Reading
The Anchorage, 34 Bridge Street
Reading RG1 2LU

Southampton
Grosvenor House, Grosvenor Square
Southampton SO15 2BE

 

Reading
The Anchorage, 34 Bridge Street
Reading RG1 2LU

Southampton
Grosvenor House, Grosvenor Square
Southampton SO15 2BE

  • Pay my invoice
  • Lexcel
  • CYBER ESSENTIALS PLUS

© BDB Pitmans 2020. One Bartholomew Close, London EC1A 7BL - T +44 (0)345 222 9222