Tag: fire and rehire

<strong>UK Government Cracks Down on Fire and Rehire – but what does it mean for employers?</strong>
Employment Law

UK Government Cracks Down on Fire and Rehire – but what does it mean for employers?

27 February 2023

On Tuesday 24th January 2023, the UK Government published the long-awaited draft of its statutory fire and rehire code of practice (the “Code”). The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) code – which is still subject to consultation for the next 12 weeks – has set out employers’ responsibilities when seeking to change the terms […]

What is fire and rehire
Employment Law

What is fire and rehire

20 July 2022

Dismissal and re-engagement, commonly known as ‘fire and rehire’, is a practice employers adopt when making changes to terms and conditions of employment. Employees who refuse to agree to proposed new terms are dismissed and re-engaged on different, often less generous, terms. The term hit the headlines back in March of this year when P&O […]

What are the legal implications of P&O Ferries sacking 800 staff?
Employment Law

What are the legal implications of P&O Ferries sacking 800 staff?

22 March 2022

Last week, P&O Ferries hit the headlines when they dismissed 800 employees with no prior warning. As staff staged sit-ins on the company’s boats, with the backing of their trade unions, experts cast doubts over the legality of P&O’s plot to replace them with cheaper agency workers.  The affair could potentially cost P&O “hundreds of […]

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