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Redundancy

From time to time, clients need to downsize for a number of reasons. The law on redundancy is complex, but our advisors are on hand to support you through the redundancy process, step by step, whether it involves one employee, or 50.

Find out about our Redundancy service

Redundancy

Redundancy is a type of dismissal that occurs when a job role is no longer required within an organisation. Redundancy can be one of the most distressing HR processes to undertake - emotions are often high, and employers need to manage the situation sensitively to reduce the potential impact on staff morale.

What steps should I take if I need to restructure or make individuals redundant?

There are several steps to consider to ensure any potential redundancy is fair and non-discriminative. An employer proposing to make redundancies must consult with the employees who are at risk of being dismissed and take on board their thoughts, ideas, and suggestions to help avoid or limit the number of potential redundancies. 

There are several steps involved in a redundancy process including: 

  • identifying the pool of employees at risk
  • consulting employees
  • seeking volunteers
  • fairly selecting employees
  • offering suitable alternative employment (where available)
  • calculating redundancy payments
  • serving contractual notice and
  • offering the right of appeal. 

Is there a legal limit to how many employees I can make redundant?

There is no limit as to how many employees an employer can make redundant, however, if an employer is looking at making 20 or more redundancies, then by law, there are additional rules about how they should carry out the redundancy consultation.  

In those circumstances, collective consultation rules apply, and there will be set rules as to how long the consultation should last, who the employer should consult with and who needs to be informed. 

 

What support does Stallard Kane offer?

Stallard Kane provides end-to-end redundancy support services to guide employers through the entire process, including: 

  • Guidance on redundancy consultation and assistance with the drafting of relevant letters, as well as information on voluntary redundancy applicants
  • Support with the drafting of selection criteria and its implementation
  • Advice on follow-up meetings to be held with those selected for redundancy, including redundancy termination confirmation meetings
  • Assistance with appeals
  • Assistance with conducting meetings during the redundancy process (if required) 

How do I book or find out more information?

To find out more information, call our HR Team on 01427 420 403 or email hr@skaltd.co.uk 

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