The First furlough tribunal

The first furlough tribunal (the Job Retention Scheme) has been heard and it has an interesting outcome to it. The case of Mhindurwa v Lovingangels Care assesses the placement of an employee on furlough against the need to make an employee redundant.

The outcome of the case is that an employer has the requirement to consider placing an employee on furlough
before making their job role redundant and because there was a lack of active consideration to furloughing the employee, it made the dismissal unfair.

There are many considerations to this, and in some cases, furlough is just not a viable option, however, in this case, the employee asked to be furloughed in May 2020 (when she could have been furloughed), however, the employer declined because there was no work for her. She was subsequently made redundant in July 2020 (where she could no longer be placed on furlough for the first time).

With furlough due to end on 30 September 2021, it has been a very interesting and somewhat difficult time for employers and employees making difficult decisions whether to furlough employees, keep them working their contractual hours, reduce their working hours, make them redundant or place them on the latest edition of the furlough scheme,‘flexi-furlough.

This is the first case and first decision relating to a tribunal claim on furlough, so there may be further cases over the coming weeks, months and possibly years, which may question decisions made by employers at a time when the whole country was in a lockdown period.

The Furlough scheme has changed again for August 2021 before finally coming to an end on 30 September 2021. The changes are below:
Employers will contribute towards the Furlough scheme (Job Retention Scheme) 20% (up to £625) of the 80% employees receive with the government contributing the remaining 60% of the 80% received.

Get in Touch


Schedule A Call

Simply click below to schedule a call with a specialist to discuss your business requirements.

Saul HunnaballSaul Hunnaball
15:44 12 Aug 22
We have worked with Park City for our HR and Health and Safety support for many years now and have always received an excellent service.Carley is our Consultant and she is always so helpful, as are... her colleagues when she is unavailable.I would highly recommend Park more
Lea CuttingLea Cutting
08:31 27 Jul 22
Park City have worked with us for many years, advising and guiding us regarding HR and Health & Safety, along with supplying valuable training.We work with many people in several areas of expertise,... Sara Godfrey, Jennie Galione, Ashley Williams, Sam Parcell, Stephanie Devans, Poppy Hayhoe.They build confidence within our company and are always available with support and advice.They provide a consistent, professional, hands-on service, second to none!Thank you from DH Industries more
Vikki PringleVikki Pringle
11:12 20 Jul 22
The team at Park City offer us the right level of service needed to confidently run a small business. They keep us up to date with UK policy HR requirements, help us manage any staff changes or... issues and policy documents. The team are informed, friendly and remain professional in my more
Tracy MeadTracy Mead
07:12 20 Jul 22
The DS Group have been working with Park City now for a number of years and we have found their HR services to be invaluable. The service received is always to the highest professional standards and... they have assisted our business in becoming more efficient and effective in all HR matters.My consultant Sam Parcell is always on hand to help answering any questions quickly and professionally and she offers vital guidance, advice and support to us.We as a company will continue to use Park City’s services for many years to come and we cannot recommend them enough!Tracy Norton-Mead, Operations Director at the DS more
Katie HerbertKatie Herbert
13:35 07 Jul 22
We have worked with Park City for almost 10 years and have built up a great professional relationship over the years. The team are so friendly and helpful, and nothing is ever too much of an ask for... any of them. Our main HR contact is Carley, who is lovely, and she is very prompt in dealing with any queries we have regarding our 100+ staff. We would highly recommend their services for any local more

Suggested For You…

Google Rating
Based on 37 reviews