Has the word redundancy been mentioned within your work place? Do you fear that you are going to be made redundant? Or are you considering taking voluntary redundancy?
The word ‘redundancy’ can be daunting and bring a high level of stress to your workplace and personal life. We understand that you need clear advice and someone to guide you through the procedure ensuring that the process being followed is legally compliant and that you are receiving the best possible package.
What is redundancy?
A redundancy is when there is a: business closure, workplace closure or reduction of workforce is needed. As an employee you have a number of rights in a redundancy situation. It is important that you understand what these are from the outset.
What am I entitled to if I have been made redundant?
If you have been dismissed by reason of redundancy you may be entitled to a statutory redundancy payment. You may also have an express or implied contractual right to an enhanced contractual redundancy payment. In order to be entitled to a statutory redundancy payment you must have had had least two years’ continuous employment. Additionally you may be able to challenge the termination of your employment as an unfair dismissal.
For more information please contact Katherine Maxwell or Naomi Greenwood.