Training course

Online - Redundancies and Local Government

22 April 2021
09:30 - 12:30


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With constant changes in funding, budget cuts and needs of local government and especially with the long-term Covid impact on local authorities, many local government departments will regularly undertake restructure and redundancy processes. With more cuts to funding on the horizon, local government workers may face more privatisation, pay freezes and redundancies. There are many pitfalls when undertaking a redundancy or restructure process including consideration of the legal requirements and challenges.

This course will consider legal principles and learn from recent case law to enable participants to spot potential issues in redundancy and restructure processes and, if necessary, robustly defend legal challenges. The course will be broken down into three sessions and will allow attendees to engage with the speaker and each other, consider a case study, and ask questions. The course will cover:

  • The impact of Covid-19 on redundancy processes and ensuring that they are fair
  • Good practice for avoiding redundancies, selection criteria, collective consultation and suitable alternative employment
  • At what stage of redundancy proposal development should consultation be undertaken?
  • Complying with the public sector equality duty with proposed restructure and redundancy– an ongoing obligation
  • Recent cases and principles including on the issue of redundancy, pregnancy and maternity
  • Responding to challenges if they arise, including the most recent freeze on exit payments and the impact on redundancy processes

This course is aimed at those who wish to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the law of redundancy and restructure, providing new insights to enable participants to carry out their role effectively. It offers the opportunity to build on legal principles in the law of redundancy and focus in particular on practical challenges in running a redundancy and restructure process in local government.

Online - Redundancies and Local Government

22 April 2021 | 09:30 - 12:30

£125 +VAT

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