The need to make redundancies can arise in a business for a variety of reasons. It may be that there has been a reduction in a particular type of work which means that a particular role is no longer required, or it could be that the business is looking to restructure and do things in a different way, which means that certain roles aren’t needed.
Whatever the reason, having to undertake a redundancy process is never nice and can be stressful for you and any employees affected.
If you are considering making one or more roles redundant, it is very important that you follow a proper process. The process you need to follow can vary dramatically depending upon how many employees are affected and which roles they perform. If you fail to follow a proper process, it can leave your business open to costly employment law claims, even if your reasons for making the redundancy were sound.
How we can help
If you are considering making any redundancies, we would encourage you to contact our Employment team as early into the process as possible, and certainly before you speak with any of the affected staff, and we can advise you on following a proper process that will minimise the risk of claims against your business.
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