Making staff redundant can be a daunting and challenging time for any business. It is all important to follow the right procedures to avoid the risk of costly unfair dismissal claims. We understand that businesses need to adapt to succeed and this can sometimes involve restructuring or reducing your workforce. Our expert lawyers have worked with many different industry sectors, helping both large and small companies to steer a path through difficult redundancy processes.
In addition to demonstrating a genuine redundancy situation, employers are legally required to follow correct and fair procedures when it comes to terminating employment on the grounds of redundancy. There must be:
Proper consultation with affected employees
A fair selection process and procedure
Consideration of alternative employment
You will want to complete the redundancy process as effectively as possible. We quickly get to grips with your commercial objectives and advise on how best to achieve them with the minimum risk of litigation. Our expertise frees up more of your time for the day to day running of your business.
Our lawyers have in-depth experience of collective redundancies, and those arising through business transfers. We can also advise on and negotiate settlement agreements to finalise severance deals.
If you are facing claims for unfair dismissal of your staff, we will skillfully represent your interests all the way. We have a proud record of successfully negotiating employment tribunals on behalf our clients.
Our redundancy specialists are part of our London based employer law team. We have almost four decades of experience helping clients from around the UK with a wide variety of legal matters. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 250 6017 today.