Redundancy and restructuring

Redundancies have, sadly, always been a part of the cycle of employment.  Employers will sometimes be faced with financial difficulties and left with no alternative but to restructure their company and cut jobs. However, in other cases, it is simply a way to make the company more efficient or to relieve itself of ‘dead wood’.

We understand that the main issue it not just the scope for an Employment Tribunal claim, but we also need to ensure that the company is fit for the future. A badly run redundancy process will leave you exposed to far more than an unfair dismissal claim.  Businesses can lose staff respect and morale all of which can lead to an inefficient workforce.

We recommend that you come and see us when you think a restructure or redundancies are necessary. We will help you manage the process from a legal perspective helping you to deliver the information in the correct way to your staff. Preparation is key!

Just remember, if you are dismissing more than 20 posts, you must follow collective redundancy rules. This extends the process significantly so see us as soon as you can.

Also see our page of settlement agreements.

Meet the team

Kathryn Casey-Evans
Partner
Employment
Southampton
023 8082 0468
07881 343956
Employment
Simon Rhodes
Senior Partner & Head of Employment
Employment
Southampton
023 8082 0547
07884 184 613
Employment
James Humphery
Senior Solicitor
Employment
Salisbury
01722 426915
Employment
Charlotte Harwood
Trainee Solicitor
Employment
Southampton
023 8082 0475
Employment
Phoebe Geal
Legal Assistant
Employment
Southampton
023 8082 0504
Employment
Mila Ragi
Legal Secretary
Employment, Agriculture & Rural Property
Salisbury
01722 426904
Employment, Agriculture & Rural Property