A genuine situation of redundancy is typically either a reduction and cessation in work of a particular kind or work place closure. A genuine situation of redundancy can also arise from a business reorganisation or restructure if it affects staffing levels and economic efficiencies.
Employers must handle redundancy consultation procedures fairly and sensitively and have regard for any legal requirements in relation to collective consultation. In all cases, redundancy should be seen as the last resort and any means of avoiding redundancy contemplated.
Failure to follow a fair consultation procedure or an avoidable redundancy is likely to result in a claim for unfair dismissal.
If you are considering your options, it’s a good idea to talk things through with an experienced employment lawyer, to make sure you are protecting your business and looking after your employees.
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