If you are considering restructuring your business, it’s vital that you ensure compliance with legislation where you are reducing your workforce. Failure to follow the right consultation and redundancy criteria can lead to Employment Disputes and Tribunal Claims.
It is an urban myth that redundancy is not a dismissal. You are dismissing the employee but the reason for dismissal is redundancy. Redundancy pay depends on what is in the Employment Contract and/or the statutory scheme.
We have experience in all aspects of Redundancy and can advise on consultation periods and selection criteria. We can also draft Compromise Agreements where appropriate to limit the possibility of future claims.