Redundancy is one of the five potentially fair reasons for dismissing an employee under the current legislation, which the employer must establish to show that an employee was not unfairly dismissed. To ensure that such a dismissal is fair, an employer must demonstrate there is a genuine redundancy situation and act reasonably in dismissing the employee in all the circumstances.
Employees have never been more aware of their legal rights than they are today. So, if you do have to make redundancies, it’s vital that you follow the correct procedures and apply them fairly. It’s all too easy to get tripped up by the process – and if a true redundancy situation hasn’t arisen, the outcome can be extremely costly. Our redundancy solicitors can help.
Our experts can advise you right from the start on whether or not you have a redundancy situation – and if you do, how to go about implementing the correct procedures. Depending on your requirements, we can be very hands on and do everything for you – including producing all your letters, and helping you prepare for or conduct meetings with your staff. We can simply be on the end of the phone with guidance and support when you need it, or we can offer something in between. Our approach is intentionally flexible to fit around you and your needs. Where possible our packages are available for fixed fees, so you know where you stand on costs and can effectively budget.
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