In these challenging times it is an unfortunate truth that there can be a need for cost savings and a reduction in head count.

Would you know what to do to make a member of your staff or a number of your staff redundant?

Would you know what to do if your employer approached you and told you that you were ‘at risk’ of redundancy?

Thankfully it is not an everyday occurrence so it is likely that the answer to these questions would be; ‘No’ or ‘I am not sure what to do’.

However, we do know what to do and we can assist you by:

For Employers:

  • Preparing the timeline of events – what to do and when;
  • Structure the process ensuring redundancies are fair and reasonable;
  • Preparing scripts for use at the meetings;
  • Preparing letters to use at each stage of the process;
  • Preparing a redundancy policy to add to the staff handbook;
  • Advising Employers on how and when to consult with Trade Unions and Employee Representatives;
  • Ensuring employers provide adequate notice (which depends on the numbers involved);
  • Calculating statutory redundancy payments;
  • Drafting Compromise Agreements

For Employees:

  • Advising if you feel you are being treated unfairly or being discriminated against;
  • Ensuring you receive the correct redundancy payments;
  • Advising on Compromise Agreements.