The impact of the pandemic on businessess and the economy has resulted in a big jobs crisis. Citizens Advice research shows 1 in 6 (17%) are facing redundancy. In many cases, employers adopt unfair and discriminatory practices when selecting people for redundancy.
Parents, carers, disabled people and those who previously shielded are at least twice as likely to face redundancy as the rest of the working population.
Citizens Advice is asking the Government to:
- Put emergency funding into existing enforcement bodies, to ensure people are treated fairly and safely by employers during this unprecedented crisis.
- Fast-track its plan for setting up a Single Enforcement Body. People need a single point of access where they can go and expect to have their rights enforced.