Finding an Alternative Role When Being Made Redundant; Understanding redundancy with James Johnson

James Johnson

05 January 2017

Expert employment solicitor James Johnson answers questions and explains the redundancy process.

Questions addressed include:

  • Does an employer have to find an employee an alternative role?
  • Does the employee have to take the alternative role?
  • What happens if you put forward a viable alternative to redundancy and it is ignored by your employer?

What is a redundancy situation?

Redundancy is a form of dismissal from your job and it is a fair way for an employer to dismiss an employee. It happens when the employer needs to reduce their workforce and this can be for a range of reasons. If you’re being made redundant, you might be eligible for certain rights, 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 There must be a fair process for selection and criteria for choosing who will be made redundant.


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