Veterinary Employee Layoffs in a COVID-19 Environment

A talk by Andrew Christie

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TALK DESCRIPTION: In the shadow of COVID-19 - and the resultant lockdown - temporary layoffs and even retrenchment have become tools which Vet Practices can use remain open. Yet, amongst the stress and panic of the lockdown, Vet Owners need to keep their heads clear and need to know their rights, and the rights of their employees, when considering these actions.

Andrew will cover:

  1. Temporary Layoffs • The Pre- vs Post-COVID-19 temporary layoff considerations • Types of temporary layoffs that can be considered • The impact of temporary layoffs

  2. Permanent Layoffs (Retrenchment) • Pre- vs Post-COVID-19 approaches to retrenchment • Alternatives to retrenchment • The “Procedure” – will you do it the right way? • The “Substance” – will you do it for the right reasons?

Andrew Christie


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