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.


Seven tips for preparing a redundancy selection criteria matrix

An employer that has identified a pool of employees at risk of redundancy must follow a fair procedure when deciding...


Expensive employment tribunal awards: six-figure sums in 2015

6 Jan 2016

While employment tribunal fees have drastically reduced the number of cases and typical awards for claimants are generally four-figure sums,...

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Top 10 HR questions December 2015: Severe weather

5 Jan 2016

Many employers will have been affected by the severe storms over recent weeks. The top FAQ on XpertHR in December...

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The 2015 HR quiz of the year

16 Dec 2015

All up to date with employment law? Have your finger on the pulse of best HR practice? Then take our...

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British Gas Trading vs Lock looks at holiday pay and lost commission earnings

Employment law cases 2016: eight decisions to look out for

15 Dec 2015

We round up eight significant employment law decisions expected in 2016, with cases pending on holiday pay, redundancy consultation and...

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Woolworths staff were left out of pocket by a ruling on the meaning of   "establishment" in collective redundancies

Collective redundancies: five things you should know

10 Dec 2015

There have been a slew of legal rulings related to collective redundancies in 2015, dealing with issues including the meaning...

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Sit down with a cup of tea and a mince pie and peruse the top legal cases of 2015...

The 10 most important employment law cases in 2015

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.

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Redundancy consultation: awards for former Northern Ireland City Link staff

2 Dec 2015

Former City Link employees in Northern Ireland have been awarded protective awards of 90 days’ pay over the company’s failure...

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City Link directors not guilty over redundancy failures

17 Nov 2015

Three ex-directors of collapsed delivery firm City Link have been acquitted over their failure to notify the Government of proposed...

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How do you calculate redundancy pay when making a payment in lieu of notice (PILON)?

11 Nov 2015

Redundancy payments are calculated based on an employee’s length of service. But what happens if an employee who is paid...

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Regulations confirm cap on public-sector exit pay

6 Nov 2015

Regulations have been drafted setting out how the cap of £95,000 on public-sector exit payments will work.

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Considering suitable alternative employment is an important part of a redundancy procedure.

Suitable alternative employment: five tips for employers in a redundancy situation

21 Oct 2015

Considering suitable alternative employment for employees at risk of redundancy is an important part of a fair redundancy procedure. When...

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USA v Nolan

Supreme Court ruling in USA v Nolan on collective redundancy consultation

21 Oct 2015

In the long-running case USA v Nolan, the UK Supreme Court has held that the...

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Employees at USC were given 15 minutes' notice  that they were to be made redundant. Photo: Nicholas Bailey/REX Shutterstock

Company directors face criminal charges over redundancies

21 Oct 2015

Former company directors in two separate organisations have been charged with criminal offences relating to their failure to follow redundancy...

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

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...

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