With an extended period of lockdown and uncertainty over how long the furlough scheme will continue, the U.K. unemployment rate will continue to rise in 2021, resulting in 2.6 million people unemployed.
As working from home seems to be here to stay for the foreseeable future, employers are increasingly having to deliver bad news and let colleagues go remotely.
One of the more publicized cases during the first lockdown was Uber who was criticized for the manner in which 3700 employees were let go in May last year over a 3-minute zoom call. On the other
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