Reputational risk and Covid-19 employment disputes: Peter Barrett writes for People Management

May 13, 2020 • 3 minute read

Reputational risk rises amidst contentious Covid-19 employment disputes

As the Covid-19 lockdown and coming recession continues to deepen, organisations globally are being forced to make difficult decisions about how they manage their operations and employees in the short and longer term. Against this backdrop, senior leadership and HR professionals should expect to see rising numbers of employment claims stemming from the critical decisions being made around furloughing, redundancies, reassignment, promotions, remuneration and more.

Employers need to think carefully about how they manage the heightened levels of legal and reputational risk associated with this predicted rise in complex employment claims.

This is the argument put forward by Peter Barrett, Director of Crisis and Special Situations in Infinite Global’s London office, in a new article published in People Management, co-authored with Ed Cotton, Partner in the employment team of leading UK law firm, TLT Solicitors.

Click here to read the full article (no paywall).