We understand that being faced with redundancy can be an extremely worrying time, and that the process can be complicated and drawn out. Our experienced team of redundancy solicitors can help you navigate the process, offering practical advice and support, making sure you understand your rights, receive fair treatment and the appropriate financial package, when one is offered to you.
Employment law can be complex and employers do not always get the redundancy process right. Not only is your employer responsible for exploring the option of alternative employment where possible and making sure you receive the full financial package you are entitled to, but also they need to follow strict consultation and selection procedures and not discriminate when making employees redundant.
Our redundancy lawyers regularly help individuals by:
- Advising whether your employer has a case for redundancy or termination
- Advising whether you are being treated fairly or potentially discriminated against
- Identifying whether your employer is following the correct procedures
- Helping you plan the best strategy
- Ensuring that you receive a good settlement as quickly as possible
- Ensuring that you and your employer part on amicable terms
- Representing you at employment tribunal if necessary.
Frequently asked questions
I have been told I might be made redundant, what should I do?
Your employer must follow specific processes when making redundancies. If they do not, you may be able to claim you have been dismissed unfairly.
By law, your employer must consult with you if you are affected by proposed redundancies and they should take your comments and feedback into account.
It is also very important that your employer does not discriminate when selecting employees for redundancy. For example, you should not be made redundant due to e.g. your age, sex, race, religion or part-time or fixed term employment.
If you feel your employer is not following the right process then we would be happy to advise you.
How much notice of redundancy should I get?
You can only be given notice once the consultation process and a minimum time period has passed (the length of this depends on how many people from your place of work are being made redundant).
Your notice period will depend on how long you have worked for the company, as well as what is specified in your employment contract.
How much redundancy pay will I be entitled to?
This again depends on how long you have worked for your employer, your age and the terms of your employment contract.
We regularly help individuals get a fair redundancy settlement as quickly as possible and would be happy to advise.
For further information please contact one of the team.