If you are looking to make your business more efficient by restructuring and making staff redundancies our expert solicitors can guide you through the process. Often employers fall into the trap of using redundancy as a non-contentious way to end an employee’s employment contract. However, redundancy has a specific meaning.
Broadly speaking, redundancy situations fall into three categories:
- Business closure (that is, closure of the business altogether)
- Workplace closure (that is, closure of one of several sites, or relocation to a new site)
- Diminished requirements of the business for employees to do work of a particular kind
Employers must follow a fair procedure, which includes consultation with employees, and adopt a proper selection process. An employer cannot necessarily avoid a claim for unfair dismissal merely because it can show that an employee was dismissed by reason of redundancy.
How our redundancy solicitors can help you:
- Guide you through the process and ensure you adopt the correct procedure
- Provide you with checklists for each step of the process
- Draft appropriate letters to provide to employees at each stage
- Advise if a settlement agreement may be appropriate