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.


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Tesco asks former staff to return redundancy overpayments

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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British Steel collapse puts thousands of jobs at risk

22 May 2019

British Steel is to go into administration, putting some 5,000 UK jobs at risk and endangering 20,000 roles in its...

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MP seeks to rescue new mums’ redundancy protection plans

21 May 2019

The government is accused of dragging its feet over protections for new mothers as a private member's bill is introduced in the House of Commons...

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Top 10 HR questions April 2019: Maximum compensation, holiday entitlement and positive action

2 May 2019

The annual increase to the limits on compensation that can be awarded in an...

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Half of staff fear Brexit redundancies within a year

18 Apr 2019

Almost half of employees think their employer will make redundancies over the next year, fearing Brexit will result in financial instability.

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Government opens consultation on £95,000 cap on public sector exit payments

10 Apr 2019

The government has confirmed plans to introduce a £95,000 cap on payouts for public sector workers when they leave their...

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Top 10 HR questions March 2019: Anonymous witness rights

2 Apr 2019

If a witness in a disciplinary procedure wishes to remain anonymous, how can the employer balance their privacy against the...

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Redundancy when on maternity leave: a matter of communication

29 Mar 2019

HR practitioners, even some line managers, know full well that an employee at risk of redundancy when they are on...

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April 2019 employment law changes: Seven things for HR to do

18 Mar 2019

Every April, HR professionals are faced with a raft of amended employment laws and deadlines for their organisation to meet....

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Top 10 HR questions February 2019: Redundancy, FTCs and maternity leave

1 Mar 2019

When faced with the need to make redundancies, how should an employer decide which employees to select?
Redundancy exercises bring...

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Retail workers face highest risk of redundancy

27 Feb 2019

Retail workers are more likely to be made redundant and endure a significant period of unemployment than workers in any...

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