Redundancy Advice for Employers
If your business needs to make redundancies, the process can be difficult and challenging. It’s crucial that you get things right because each stage of the redundancy process presents potential issues which can be problematic if not handled correctly.
Our experienced team offers professional legal advice in different languages on a wide range of different legal matters, including employment law and redundancy.
What do I need to consider when it comes to making redundancies?
Making redundancies is a decision that you won’t have taken lightly. By the time you reach that decision it’s likely that you will have already explored all alternative ways of saving money or redeploying your staff to avoid redundancies.
At this stage, you will need to consider processes for the following steps:
- Selecting staff for redundancy fairly, which might include looking for staff willing to take voluntary redundancy.
- A consultation process with employees in groups and as individuals, to explain the process and gather their thoughts.
- An application process for new roles, which may include interviews and assessments.
- Documentation and processes for making redundancies including notice periods.
- Dealing with any appeals, disputes, employment tribunals or settlement agreements.
It’s important to put clear, fair procedures in place so that you retain the right staff and that those who end up leaving the business feel that they have at least been treated fairly. Disgruntled staff can be resistant to help with handover of work, could spread negative word of mouth about the business, and in extreme cases could pursue the company for wrongful dismissal, which could result in an employment tribunal.
What other legal services might I need?
As a business, it’s likely that you will have other, wider needs for legal support on an ad-hoc or ongoing basis. We offer a wide range of other Employment Law services and can also advise on Business Law including Dispute Resolution, Commercial Property and more.
How do I get advice on making redundancies for my business?
Call us on 0208 1111 911 or contact us through the website and we’ll discuss your circumstances with you. Then we’ll recommend the best course of action to make the staff changes you need to. The initial call is free and we’ll advise you of our fees before you decide to instruct us.