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.


Half of staff fear Brexit redundancies within a year

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

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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Top 10 HR questions January 2019: Holiday pay, overtime and tax on exit payments

1 Feb 2019

How should employers deal with overtime when calculating holiday pay? Does it make a difference if the overtime is voluntary,...

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Jobs under threat as market woes strike NPower and Oddbins

1 Feb 2019

Energy giant Npower, one of the UK’s six largest energy providers, has announced plans to cut 900 jobs.
The Swindon-based...

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Tesco ends speculation and announces job cuts of 4,500-plus

28 Jan 2019

Tesco has announced changes that will impact 9,000 staff, as it continues its “turnaround” strategy to reduce costs in response...

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New mums to receive six months more redundancy protection

25 Jan 2019

Pregnant women and new mothers returning to work after having children are to receive greater protection from being treated unfairly,...

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Retail jobs threat continues as Patisserie Valerie collapses

23 Jan 2019

Around 900 staff are expected to be made redundant at Patisserie Valerie, as a rescue deal failed to save the...

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The 10 most important employment law cases in 2018

11 Jan 2019

As always, HR professionals had their fair share of employment law cases to keep track of in 2018, but what...

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Redundancy procedure the key to successful unfair dismissal claim

4 Jan 2019

A pharmacy worker in Essex has won an unfair dismissal claim at an employment tribunal after the judge ruled that...

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The leaving collection: the end of the whip-round?

30 Nov 2018

The traditional collection for a departing colleague faces an uncertain future – is it dying out? Can HR do anything...

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