Redundancy is a form of dismissal whereby an employee’s role is no longer necessary or the employer is restructuring or closing.
Depending on an employee’s length of service, they may be entitled to a redundancy payment.
Employers should follow a statutory procedure when considering that redundancies may be necessary. The procedure can be complex and time consuming. By seeking advice from our Employment Team at an early stage, employers may save time and costs by properly implementing the necessary procedures and avoid an employee bringing a claim at the Employment Tribunal.
How can we help?
We can advise employers on whether a redundancy payment is due to their employees and can assist in avoiding claims by employees for “protective awards”.
If you are considering making an employee or a number of employees redundant then please contact our Employment Law team for professional advice.