In the current economic climate, many employers are using career breaks to retain staff but cut costs. The generation “X” demand for more flexibility in their career has also seen a rise in employees seeking to take time off to spend time with their family, travelling or undertaking further study.
The danger in relation to allowing career breaks without proper protection in place for the Company is that employees can potentially later take advantage of rights based on their continuity of employment having continued throughout the duration of the career break. This is likely to affect both contractual and statutory redundancy policies, and any other employment rights which depend on length of service.
Follow these simple tips to minimise the scope for employees to claim that their employment continued during the career break.
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