Redundancies

If your employer is looking to make you redundant, it will first need to show that there is a genuine redundancy situation. There will be a genuine redundancy situation where:

  • your employer has ceased or intends to cease carrying on the business for the purpose of which you were employed; or
  • your employer has ceased or intends to cease carrying on a business in the place where you were employed; or
  • the requirements of your employer’s business are such that the requirement for you or your colleagues to carry out work of a particular kind has ceased or diminished; or
  • the requirements of the employer’s business are such that the requirement for you or your colleagues to carry out work of a particular kind in the place where you were employed has ceased or diminished.

Your employer must also show that a fair procedure was followed in carrying out the redundancy and that it selected you fairly, consulted with you during the redundancy consultation process and also considered viable alternatives to making your position redundant.

In the event that you are selected for redundancy, you will be entitled to receive all your contractual entitlements on termination and if you have more than two years’ continuous service with your employer, you will also be entitled to a Statutory Redundancy Payment which is calculated with reference to a week’s pay (capped by Statute), length of service and age.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss your selection for redundancy or if you have received a compromise agreement from your employer.

Please contact:

Emmanuelle Ries - Partner

DD +44 (0)20 7553 9938

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