Redundancy occurs in three sets of circumstances: –
- Business closure (the closures of the business altogether)
- Workplace disclosure (the closure of one of several sites or relocation to a new site)
- The diminished requirements of the business for employees to do work of a particular kind.
Employers may have several reasons for wishing to make an employee redundant whilst retaining others. It is important to carry out a fair procedure as getting it wrong can result in a costly unfair dismissal claim.
Making redundancies is one of the most difficult situations for an employer and it is important to consider all aspects, including potential discrimination issues.
If you are considering redundancy, we can help you through the process, ensuring that you comply with Employment Law requirements.