Anyone with employment concerns as a result of Covid-19 is urged by Citizens Advice Dorset and Dorset Council to reach out and seek advice as soon as possible.

Anyone with employment concerns as a result of Covid-19 is urged by Citizens Advice Dorset and Dorset Council to reach out and seek advice as soon as possible.

Citizens Advice Dorset has helped more than 1,000 people with employment issues since lockdown.

That’s a 35 per cent increase compared to the same period last year.

Redundancy, furlough and pay are the top issues it has dealt with during the pandemic.

If you’ve lost your job, had your hours or pay reduced, or redundancy is on the horizon, Citizens Advice is stressing it can help.

This includes checking your redundancy is fair, entitlement to redundancy pay, furlough, notice period, holiday pay and paid time off to look for work.

Details of the support available can be found here.

Helen Goldsack, Chief Officer of Citizens Advice Purbeck, said:  “We have helped people with a huge range of issues since lockdown, but we know that as the furlough scheme draws to an end, lots of people may be feeling worried and need advice.

Helen Goldsack

“If you’re at risk of redundancy, it’s important to know you do have rights to help protect you from unfair dismissal and to ensure you’re paid what you’re owed.

“It’s completely understandable that you may find the rules and procedures overwhelming, but you don’t have to face redundancy alone.

“We are here to help on 03444 111 444 or visit the council’s Reaching Out pages.”

By: Andrew Diprose Dorset Biz News

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