Posted on 15th October, 2020

Redundancy- what you need to know

Redundancy is a form of dismissal from your job, it happens when employers need to reduce their workforce.

If you’re being made redundant, you might be eligible for certain things, including:

 

  • redundancy pay
  • a notice period
  • a consultation with your employer
  • the option to move into a different job
  • time off to find a new job

If you’ve been made redundant because of coronavirus (COVID-19), check if you can speak to your employer about possible reemployment, more info https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-if-you-could-be-covered-by-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

You must be selected for redundancy in a fair way, for example because of your level of experience or capability to do the job.

There are strict rules that must be followed when deciding who will be facing redundancy at your company- you cannot be selected because of age, gender, or if you’re disabled or pregnant. If you are, this could be classed as an unfair dismissal. If you believe you have been dismissed unfairly, you can seek help by contacting ACAS https://www.acas.org.uk/

Source: https://www.gov.uk/redundancy-your-rights?priority-taxon=774cee22-d896-44c1-a611-e3109cce8eae

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