Redundancy can be a highly stressful ordeal to go through, particularly if your employer breaks the news after years of long-standing service in the same employment. Our team of specialist redundancy solicitors are experts in offering legal advice and guidance to employees facing individual and collective redundancies.

Whether you are being made redundant by your employer or have opted to take voluntary redundancy and need impartial advice on the terms of your settlement, contact our expert employment lawyers at 0161 930 5151, e-mail or fill in our online form and we will call you back to arrange an initial consultation.

Gorvins Approach to Redundancy

We have significant experience in challenging redundancy cases, both pre and post-dismissal. However, if you are made redundant it is important that you seek advice about your rights sooner rather than later. It’s important that you are familiar with these rights to ensure that you are treated fairly and professionally, for example:

  • Your employer should honour your due notice period
  • You should be offered consultation, not least to enable you to understand how and why you have been selected for redundancy
  • You may have the right to move into another role in the business
  • You have the right to a trial period in any additional position that you are offered
  • You are entitled to time off to find a new job
  • You are entitled to redundancy pay

If your employer does not honour any of these rights, then you can make a claim to an employment tribunal.

Redundancy Pay…Am I Eligible?

If you are made redundant then you are entitled to redundancy pay, although factors will affect how much you are entitled to. If you have been in your current employment for a minimum of two years then you are entitled to statutory redundancy pay.

The basic formula for a statutory redundancy payment is based on the following:

  • Half a week’s pay for each full year that you were under 22
  • One week’s pay for each full year that you were aged 22 or older
  • One and a half week’s pay for each full year that you were 41 or older

You may not receive redundancy pay if your employer offers to keep you on or if they offer you another reasonable alternative which you refuse without a good reason. If you feel that there is a suitable role available for you but your employer doesn’t offer it to you, then you may also be able to claim unfair dismissal, and we can advise as to how best to deal with such a situation from a traditional perspective.

What if my redundancy is unfair?

If you have been made redundant and you feel the reasoning, or procedure itself was questionable, then you may have the right to claim. It’s important to note that your redundancy cannot be based on factors such as your age, gender, disability or if you are pregnant. If you feel this is the case then seek redundancy legal advice as soon as possible as you may be able to challenge the decision.

How can Gorvins help?

In redundancy cases, we advise employees on their employment rights and consider whether a proper procedure is being or has been followed. This includes whether or not there has been adequate consultation, a fair redundancy selection and the availability of suitable alternative work.

If the redundancy has arisen as a result of a business transfer such as an acquisition, merger or outsourcing, special rules may apply which protect your employment. We have in-depth knowledge on how to apply these to ensure your rights are protected.

We can advise you on the appropriate compensation available if you are facing redundancy, considering your individual circumstances not least to enable you to negotiate a better termination package.

Contact our redundancy solicitors today

We know that you may have lots of questions, and we have the answers. How much does it cost? Do I have a valid case? How long will it take? What are my chances of success? During our initial consultation, we will discuss your specific situation and provide you with clear and transparent information about our fees, the strength of your case, the estimated timeline, and your chances of success. 

We’ll take the time to listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have, so you can feel confident and empowered throughout the legal process.

If you want to make a complaint about your redundancy or are unclear about whether your employer is handling the situation properly and fairly, then you should seek help from an employment solicitor as soon as possible. Our Stockport-based employment law team are here to guide and represent you throughout the process so you are always fully supported. Contact our expert lawyers at 0161 930 5151, e-mail or fill in our online form and we will call you back.

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