It’s during times of crisis that you are able to see how an employer will act, whether it’s in a responsible manner to protect staff or in an unclear manner out of fear and concern that results in staff cuts. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, employees have witnessed first-hand how their employers have reacted to the global issue. This week, for example, saw Sports Direct make a dramatic U-turn after it announced new plans to close stores, despite bosses previously confirming that the stores would remain open during the outbreak. Elsewhere, a number of workers at the Coylumbridge Hotel in Aviemore – which is run by the Britannia Hotels group – were sacked on the spot following concerns around coronavirus. So, when the chips are down, how can you tell the difference...
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