Bianca Venkata considers the impact of the pandemic on employment firms
Nearly all employment law firms have shut down their physical offices during the lockdown but a minority have remained open on the basis that they are key workers. Many firms have furloughed staff. This places a higher workload on employees who have not been furloughed. There is a risk that furloughed staff feel isolated.
One way of overcoming this has been to hold firm social events over Zoom. It appears that claimant employment law solicitors are experiencing a short term decrease in work but they can expect to be busy when employment tribunals (ETs) resume substantive hearings.
Typical employment law queries that claimant solicitors are currently receiving are:
- Whether employees can be forced to take furlough &n...
Outer Temple Chambers