We appreciate that making employees redundant can be a highly sensitive and stressful experience for any employer, in circumstances which are often difficult. As if redundancy situations are not hard enough for employers, the risk of claims of unfair dismissal by disgruntled former employees is never far away.
A fair dismissal by reason of redundancy is based on core principles of fair warning, fair consultation, fair selection and consideration of alternative employment to avoid having to let staff go.
To speak to a redundancy solicitor your business requirements, contact us on 0343 507 5151 or fill in our online enquiry form.
The employment solicitors at Gorvins can provide you with the necessary help and advice to guide you through any redundancy process, to help take the stress out of redundancies and minimise any related risk.
We provide you with a tailor-made suite of written guidance notes and template correspondence, to limit the amount of work you have to do yourself, and ensure that you carry out a fair redundancy process. We assist from the outset of any redundancy process and offer guidance at every step of the way, from the selection and consultation process to voluntary redundancies and exploring alternative suitable work for affected employees.
We can also advise on statutory redundancy payments, enhanced severance packages and settlement agreements and if needed, collective consultation with employee representatives. If you are making 20 employees or more redundant, there are specific statutory rules which all employers must follow, relating to consultation with staff representatives! A failure to follow these rules can result in a strict liability penalty for any employer, of up to 90 days’ pay for each affected employee. We can help you through every step of this detailed procedure.
We pride ourselves on taking the stress out of employers having to consider redundancies, minimising the risk of any Employment Tribunal claims.
Call 0343 507 5151, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in our online enquiry form to speak to a Gorvins employment solicitor for legal advice on your company’s redundancy process.
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