Redundancy

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.


£12k for unfairly dismissed Age UK worker after botched redundancy

An error made by managers working out who should be made redundant led to a successful claim of unfair dismissal from a former Age UK employee.

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Tesco to shed thousands of jobs

5 Aug 2019

The UK's largest supermarket chain is cutting 4,500 jobs mostly across its 153 Metro stores, as it puts measures in place to simplify processes.

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Top 10 HR questions July 2019: Spent convictions

5 Aug 2019

There are limits to the circumstances in which employers can take a candidate’s past criminal convictions into account when deciding...

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HR manager at merging NHS trust was unfairly dismissed

2 Aug 2019

An HR manager at a merged NHS trust has won her claim for unfair dismissal but two of her colleagues' cases failed.

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Ryanair expected to cull excess pilots and cabin crew

31 Jul 2019

Ryanair has 900 too many pilots and cabin crew, its chief executive has said in a video warning staff to...

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New parents and expectant mothers to receive more redundancy protections

25 Jul 2019

The legal protections for pregnant women and new mothers are to be extended to six months after they return to...

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Nissan to cut 10% of global workforce

24 Jul 2019

Nissan is to cut 12,500 jobs globally  – almost 10% of its workforce – as it reports one of its...

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Business secretary: ‘no-deal Brexit will cost thousands of jobs’

12 Jul 2019

Business secretary Greg Clark has warned that 'many thousands' of jobs will be lost if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

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Telecoms giant awaits verdict on top executives in staff suicides case

12 Jul 2019

A trial of senior executives could lead to jail sentences over a wave of suicides as employees suffered appalling levels of workplace stress

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Restaurant worker unfairly dismissed after whistleblowing

25 Jun 2019

An employment tribunal has ruled that the sacking of an assistant restaurant manager after he had blown the whistle over ingredients was unfair.

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Tesco asks former staff to return redundancy overpayments

20 Jun 2019

Former Tesco staff who were made redundant last month have been asked to return redundancy sums that were overpaid to...

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Channel 4’s relocation could see up to 90% take redundancy

10 Jun 2019

Up to 90% of staff at Channel 4 are considering taking redundancy rather than relocate away from London, it has been reported.

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Ford ‘to close Bridgend site’ by September 2020

6 Jun 2019

Ford will close its Bridgend manufacturing plant by September 2020 with the loss of 1,700 jobs, workers have been told....

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Top 10 HR questions May 2019: Ramadan, redundancy and references

5 Jun 2019

Many employers will have staff who have been fasting over the last month, as they observe Ramadan.
The most popular...

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Renationalisation: what does it entail for HR?

24 May 2019

Returning privately run agencies to public ownership, as the National Probation Service will soon experience, is becoming increasingly common. So what does nationalisation mean for HR?

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