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.


How technology can help as businesses face the offboarding challenge

22 Feb 2021

Digital tools can play in ensuring the ‘offboarding’ experience is well organised and communicated, writes Duncan Casemore.

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Arcadia pensions deficit more than £500 million

19 Feb 2021

The pension deficit left by the collapse of high street giant is around £150m more than initial estimates.

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Long-term furlough and unemployment ‘scarring’ workers

18 Feb 2021

The Resolution Foundation says almost two million workers have been out of work or receiving furlough for six months.

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Blanket furlough extension could ‘choke’ economic recovery

16 Feb 2021

Institute for Fiscal Studies warns that any extension of furlough beyond 30 April must be ‘limited and carefully targeted’.

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Cap on public sector exit payments revoked

12 Feb 2021

Regulations capping public sector exit payments at £95,000 have been revoked by the government, after a review found the cap...

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Heineken to cut 8,000 jobs worldwide

10 Feb 2021

Brewing giant Heineken has announced plans to cut nearly 10% of its global workforce as the coronavirus pandemic badly affects sales.

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Ex-Arcadia Group staff seek pay-out for alleged redundancy failings

10 Feb 2021

Law firms claim the Arcadia Group did not properly consult with employees ahead of mass redundancies.

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Employment law in limbo: Key proposals to resurrect in 2021

4 Feb 2021

Many proposed employment law changes that the government has put forward in the last few years have stalled, mainly as...

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Airbus staff support cut in working hours to save jobs

2 Feb 2021

Airbus workers in Flintshire have voted to cut their working week by up to a tenth to avoid compulsory redundancies.

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Paperchase deal saves 1,000 jobs

29 Jan 2021

Around 1,000 jobs at stationary retailer Paperchase – about two-thirds of its workforce – have been saved.

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A sixth of redundant staff say they were selected for being a parent

28 Jan 2021

Law firm Slater and Gordon says some redundancy selection processes are unfair and employers are unlawfully making decisions based on protected characteristics.

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BA will not go ahead with ‘fire and rehire’ in cargo division

27 Jan 2021

British Airways has secured a deal with the Unite union which, if approved by its members, will end the long-running...

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Redundancy rate hits record high as payrolled employees plummet

26 Jan 2021

The number of employees on payrolls has plummeted by 828,000 since the Covid-19 pandemic began, with the number of redundancies...

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Almost 800,000 job cuts planned last year

25 Jan 2021

Insolvency Service figures seen by the BBC showed more than 10,000 organisations had plans to make significant job cuts last year.

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One in 10 threatened to be ‘fired and rehired’

25 Jan 2021

A tenth of workers have been told to re-apply for their jobs on worse terms and conditions, according to a...

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