An employee may be dismissed as redundant when a business closes down, or if the need for employees to carry out work of a particular kind has ceased or diminished or is expected to cease or diminish.
When redundancies occur, the employer has a number of statutory duties towards employees, including the duty to consult them and to pay redundancy pay to those who are eligible.
Here are a few questions that you need to consider:
Often an objective, experienced third party can assess the answers to these and other questions more effectively. As HR professionals, we can help you to assess whether there is a true redundancy situation and if so, assist you to navigate your way through the procedural requirements of the law and ensure that your process is fair and equitable.