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.


Public-sector redundancy pay to be capped at £95,000

The cap on redundancy pay for public-sector workers will be set at £95,000, the Government has confirmed.
The proposal to...


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Austria offers its citizens some of the most generous holiday entitlements in the world, with some staff entitled to as...

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How could changes to tax-free termination payments affect employers?

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As part of the Summer Budget, the Chancellor announced plans to change the tax treatment of termination payments and the...

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10 Aug 2015

We round up five significant employment case law decisions that have already been made in 2015, and look at five...

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23 Jun 2015

ON-DEMAND | When it comes to dismissing an employee, even the most experienced HR professional can struggle. Unfair dismissal law remains extremely complex and getting it wrong can be expensive.

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Woolworths case: has collective redundancy consultation become too arbitrary?

12 Jun 2015

The recent decision in the landmark Woolworths case may have come as a relief to employers, but Daniel Isaac and...

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Tribunal watch: Man dismissed over domestic violence allegations claims sex discrimination

18 May 2015

An employee who was sacked for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend after a workplace party tried unsuccessfully to claim sex discrimination....

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Woolworths redundancy case: six years on and clarity at last?

12 May 2015

DLA Piper’s latest case report examines the next steps in the recent Woolworths redundancy case at the ECJ, which examined ...

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Tribunal watch: Flawed redundancy consultation with BT staff

5 May 2015

An employment tribunal has awarded compensation to the former employees of a BT subsidiary for the failure to carry out...

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ECJ’s clarification of “establishment” in redundancy consultations is good news for employers

30 Apr 2015

A decision has finally been reached in the long-running Woolworths redundancy...

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HR can change the face of public spending, says TaxPayers’ Alliance

21 Apr 2015

Jonathan Isaby, CEO of the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA), wants to see an end to excessive public-sector payoffs. HR can deliver...

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Call for evidence launched on collective redundancy consultations in insolvency

24 Mar 2015

The Government has launched a public call for evidence into how collective redundancy consultation with employees works when a business...

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24 Mar 2015

Do employment contracts in Argentina need to be in writing? Are employees entitled to paid sick leave? How should employers...

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Employee-shareholder contracts rarely used

9 Mar 2015

“Employee shareholder”, the employment status introduced by the coalition Government for workers to waive certain rights in exchange for a...

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Statutory redundancy pay rate to increase from 6 April 2015

19 Feb 2015

The Government has published details of the annual increases to statutory redundancy pay and the amount of compensation that employment...

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