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.


City Link directors not guilty over redundancy failures

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


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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Eight important facts about employment law in Austria

16 Sep 2015

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 will proposed changes affect tax free termination payments?

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

15 Sep 2015

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

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Five important employment law cases in 2015… and five more to come

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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It's not cricket, it's a free Q&A webinar on the employment law surrounding dismissals. Photo: Mitch Gunn / Shutterstock

Live Q&A webinar: Managing dismissals

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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Eleven former BT workers received undisclosed amounts from BT following a "bungled" redundancy exercise. Photo: Kevin Foy/REX

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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