If you are restructuring your business, redundancies may be unavoidable. Our HR Consultants and specialist employment lawyers can help you manage the process effectively to ensure the least disruption to your business and to your employees. We will also ensure that you comply with your legal obligations.
Redundancies take two forms: individual redundancies and collective redundancies.
Individual redundancies will arise if you propose to close your place of business, wish to change an employee’s place of work or wish to reduce employee numbers. Collective redundancies arise if an employer is proposing to dismiss as redundant 20 or more employees at one establishment within a period of 90 days or less. In such circumstances, the law requires an employer to provide specific information and to consult with elected employee representatives.
The services we offer in a redundancy situation are as follows:
- we can help you to identify which employees may be ‘at risk’ as a result of a redundancy process
- we can help you create fair and objective selection criteria to be used in selecting redundancy candidates
- we can advise you on the required consultation process and, should you wish, our team of experienced HR Consultants can conduct the redundancy consultation meetings alongside you or on your behalf
- we can provide template documentation including redundancy payment calculations and formal letters
- we can conduct elections of employee representatives.
Claims for failure to comply with redundancy obligations can be substantial. Our employment lawyers have significant Employment Tribunal experience in dealing with claims arising out of redundancy situations. We can help you defend your business from such claims including finding cost effective solutions.
To discuss how we can support you with any redundancy issues, please contact Ashtons on 0333 222 0989, complete our online enquiry form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.