As organisations review their future employee needs this often involves a range of options intended to minimise impacts on employees. However, employers need to think carefully about the medium and long term effects of some of these options on the impact of the business.



Rebecca Thornley-Gibson
Partner, Employment

Simon Bellm
Partner, Employment

Abigail Maino
Senior Associate, Employment



We will look at issues that need to be considered when the following is part of workforce planning:
- Voluntary redundancy and exit incentives
- Career breaks
- Fixed term contracts
- Redeployment
- Re - hiring
- Furlough extensions
- Maternity leave considerations
- Dealing with the notice period – working notice v PILON v Garden leave
We highlight some of the risks and unintended consequences of the changes you may be planning to enable you to make informed decisions before going live with your proposals.

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