Redundancy is a form of dismissal from your employment. It usually arises when an employer needs to reduce its workforce. You could face redundancy if:
Laws are in place to prevent an employer from dressing up a situation under the terms above in the hope you won’t challenge them.
If your employer is making fewer than 20 employees redundant in one establishment, it should conduct an individual consultation. If 20 or more employees are affected in one establishment within a 90-day period, different rules apply.
In any case, your employers should always consult with you before making you redundant. They should speak with you directly and explain how and why you were selected for redundancy and what alternatives, if any, are available. If this doesn’t happen, your so-called redundancy may, in fact, be unfair dismissal.
The TLS Solicitors employment team is here to safeguard your interests and help you understand the legal technicalities of redundancy procedures.
Solicitors in the team specialise in formulating, implementing and reviewing redundancy procedures. They work regularly with employers and employees, so understand the challenges faced by both parties. They’re also experienced and skilled in negotiating redundancy procedures, selection pools and subsequent compromise agreements, ensuring that due process is followed at every step.
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