Arcadia under fire over furlough redundancy terms

Topshop owner Arcadia is under fire over redundancy terms

Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia fashion empire has been accused of possible law-breaking over redundancies connected to the government furlough scheme.

Arcadia, owner of chains such as Topshop, Burton and Dorothy Perkins, is accused of offering some furloughed employees being made redundant less favourable notice terms, The Guardian reported.

Some of those exiting the business will get full-notice pay, but furloughed staff who are contractually owed more than the statutory minimum have been informed that their payments will be calculated based upon the 80% of pay they received while on furlough.

Some employees who are contractually owed more than 12 weeks’ notice pay have been told that they will only receive furlough rates until the end of October, and that they have to work the final weeks of their notice in the retailer’s offices.

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