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.


Capita unfairly dismissed employee whose role was made full-time

An employee who was made redundant when Capita Customer Management refused to allow her to continue working part time following...

Hays Travel buys Thomas Cook shops saving 2,500 jobs

9 Oct 2019

As many as 2,500 jobs at Thomas Cook could be saved after Hays Travel agreed to buy the collapsed travel...

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Thousands of jobs at stake as Pizza Express enters creditor talks

7 Oct 2019

Around 10,000 jobs at UK Pizza Express outlets could be at risk as the scale of the debts facing the popular family chain emerge.

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10,000 jobs to be cut at HSBC

7 Oct 2019

A huge cost-cutting exercise is planned at HSBC as reports suggest the bank is planning to axe 10,000 jobs worldwide....

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How to avoid risk when providing employer references

7 Oct 2019

Giving departing employees a reference should be a risk-free procedure. But there are potentially damaging pitfalls to avoid.

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Recruitment consultant wins religious discrimination claim

4 Oct 2019

A Muslim woman has been awarded more than £22,000 in compensation after a company director made derogatory comments about her...

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Former Thomas Cook staff to take legal action

27 Sep 2019

MPs to investigate role of 'corporate greed' in company collapse; allegedly flawed redundancy procedures are cue for legal action

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Ryanair tells pilots: ‘Take unpaid leave or transfer abroad’

26 Sep 2019

Ryanair has asked its UK pilots to take unpaid leave for up to a year or transfer to its other...

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Hundreds of jobs lost as Wrightbus goes into administration

25 Sep 2019

One of Northern Ireland’s largest employers Wrightbus is set to go into administration today, putting 1,400 jobs at risk.

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Pregnant woman wins £28,000 after unfair dismissal at 20 weeks

25 Sep 2019

A woman has been awarded almost £28,000 after a tribunal found she had been unfairly dismissed at 20 weeks pregnant....

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Thomas Cook failed to follow redundancy procedures say staff

24 Sep 2019

A law firm claims to have received dozens of calls from ex-Thomas Cook employees who say the travel agent did...

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HR sector rallies to support Thomas Cook employees

23 Sep 2019

Thousands of Thomas Cook staff are set to lose their jobs after last minute negotiations to save the travel firm failed.

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Is this the strangest way to make people redundant?

20 Sep 2019

A collective redundancy announcement is perhaps one of the hardest parts of an HR professional’s job. No one wants to have to tell people they’re losing their role through no fault of their own...

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Top 10 HR questions August 2019: term-time holiday calculations

3 Sep 2019

How should you calculate holiday pay for a term-time worker without regular hours?
A recent Court of Appeal decision, The...

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

16 Aug 2019

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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