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Redundancies occur when an employer is ceasing to carry on with work for which the employee was employed, or is ceasing to carry on with work in the place where the employee is employed.
While redundancy is a potentially fair reason for dismissal, for a redundancy dismissal to be fair, there must be a genuine redundancy situation and the employer must follow a fair redundancy procedure, including consulting on an individual basis. The employer must also comply with its collective consultation obligations where these apply.
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5 Jan 2016
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16 Dec 2015
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15 Dec 2015
We round up eight significant employment law decisions expected in 2016, with cases pending on holiday pay, redundancy consultation and...
10 Dec 2015
There have been a slew of legal rulings related to collective redundancies in 2015, dealing with issues including the meaning...
7 Dec 2015
What were the most significant employment case law decisions in 2015? We count down the 10 most important judgments for employers this year.
2 Dec 2015
Former City Link employees in Northern Ireland have been awarded protective awards of 90 days’ pay over the company’s failure...
17 Nov 2015
Three ex-directors of collapsed delivery firm City Link have been acquitted over their failure to notify the Government of proposed...
11 Nov 2015
Redundancy payments are calculated based on an employee’s length of service. But what happens if an employee who is paid...
6 Nov 2015
Regulations have been drafted setting out how the cap of £95,000 on public-sector exit payments will work.
21 Oct 2015
Considering suitable alternative employment for employees at risk of redundancy is an important part of a fair redundancy procedure. When...
21 Oct 2015
In the long-running case USA v Nolan, the UK Supreme Court has held that the...
21 Oct 2015
Former company directors in two separate organisations have been charged with criminal offences relating to their failure to follow redundancy...
18 Sep 2015
The cap on redundancy pay for public-sector workers will be set at £95,000, the Government has confirmed.
The proposal to...