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