Phased return to work: Your questions answered

Ready to return to work after an extended period of absence? Don’t let the prospect daunt you. Read on for our advice on how to immerse yourself back into the workplace successfully.

What is constructive dismissal?

Knowing your rights is very important when it comes to triggering the, commonly misused, process of constructive dismissal.

How easy is it for your employers to make you redundant?


It’s a very worrying time for anyone facing a potential redundancy situation, and often difficult to know where you stand.

In this post our legal advisor Philip Landau provides some answers to the most commonly asked questions…

What is redundancy?

Redundancy occurs where:

The employer’s business, or part of the business, has ceased to operate; and/or The employer’s business has moved to a different place; and/or The need for work of a particular type to be done has ceased or diminished. Examples of redundancy situations

Examples of when someone may be genuinely made redundant include:

Notice Periods – Your Questions Answered

There is often ambiguity around notice periods – e.g, how long can they be? How much do you have to give? – so to help clarify the situation as much as possible we have put some of the most asked questions.

Making a Positive out of Redundancy

Being made redundant is a shock to the system but it could be the spur to launch yourself into a new career – as your own boss. There is little more enthralling than coming up with a revenue-earning idea and turning it into a reality. You could even end up thanking your stars for that redundancy notice…

Top Financial Tips for the Underemployed

Our recent article revealed that one in ten employees wants to work more hours than they’re being offered. So, what financial steps can you take if you become a victim of underemployment?

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Not every career move is voluntary. Markets are fickle and employers may have to trim and adjust their workforces accordingly. So what can you do to protect yourself for those periods when you find yourself with fewer hours than you expected, or none at all? Jobsite discussed the issue with two IFAs, Alan Steel, founder and chairman of Alan

10 Steps to Coping with Redundancy

This guest post comes from experienced career consultant Simon North, Founder of Position Ignition and creator of the Career Ignition Club. Here he looks at the range of thoughts and emotions that come with being made redundant.

Beware restrictive covenants in your contract of employment

They Could Restrict your Options When You Move Jobs It is usual for employers to insert clauses (especially into senior employees’ contracts) which seek to restrict an ex-employee’s conduct post-termination. It is also, however, becoming more and more common for employers to put these into the contracts of junior employees. But what are they?

Does your employer’s insolvency mean fast-track redundancy?

You can’t have escaped the recent turmoil in the High Street as Comet went into liquidation and then HMV, Jessops and Blockbuster entered into administration. Others may well follow.

Redundancy: How to Future-Proof Yourself

The first thing that many people will tell you about redundancy is that, with hindsight, it can be a positive experience because it can push you to get a new and better job. But if you’ve just been made redundant, it can feel like a hammer blow.