CORONAVIRUS: HOW CAN BUSINESSES PREPARE FOR A RISE IN EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES?
West Midlands solicitors Enoch Evans LLP is warning businesses that they should prepare now for an anticipated rise in employment disputes due to potential discrimination or victimisation claims as the country eases out of lockdown.
The firm has introduced a bespoke, cost-efficient insurance backed employment protection scheme that covers companies against employee claims and offers unlimited access to a dedicated legal employment specialist.
Stephen Nixon, partner and head of commercial litigation at Enoch Evans LLP said: “Throughout the course of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve seen a sharp rise in businesses and organisations approaching us with concerns related to potential employment disputes that may arise from decisions to furlough employees or make them redundant. Many businesses are not aware that legal fees are rarely recoverable in employment tribunal proceedings and so, they would remain out of pocket even if they were successful. Our employment protection scheme removes that obstacle, ensuring that the client can defend claims that lack merit without fearing the cost of doing so. We hope our insurance backed scheme helps a wide range of regional businesses to come out of lockdown prepared and stronger as a result.”