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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.
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...
16 Sep 2015
Austria offers its citizens some of the most generous holiday entitlements in the world, with some staff entitled to as...
15 Sep 2015
As part of the Summer Budget, the Chancellor announced plans to change the tax treatment of termination payments and the...
10 Aug 2015
We round up five significant employment case law decisions that have already been made in 2015, and look at five...
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.
12 Jun 2015
The recent decision in the landmark Woolworths case may have come as a relief to employers, but Daniel Isaac and...
18 May 2015
An employee who was sacked for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend after a workplace party tried unsuccessfully to claim sex discrimination....
12 May 2015
DLA Piper’s latest case report examines the next steps in the recent Woolworths redundancy case at the ECJ, which examined ...
5 May 2015
An employment tribunal has awarded compensation to the former employees of a BT subsidiary for the failure to carry out...