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.
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