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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Mothercare UK to enter administration with 2,500 jobs at risk

4 Nov 2019

Mothercare has announced plans to put its UK operations into administration, putting about 2,500 jobs at risk with the closure...

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How to stop your workforce going under when business is close to collapse

31 Oct 2019

With the recent collapse of Thomas Cook and other established companies in financial difficulty, such as Pizza Express and Links...

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End of year restructure? How to avoid a winter of discontent

29 Oct 2019

What do organisations need to consider to ensure their redundancy and restructure decisions don't lead them to an employment tribunal?

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MPs’ staff call for transfer of rights when they move offices

28 Oct 2019

MPs’ employees have called for the protection of employment rights such as sick pay and parental leave if they move between parliamentary offices.

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Capita unfairly dismissed employee whose role was made full-time

16 Oct 2019

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

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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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