Redundancy is a form of dismissal from your job, caused by your employer needing to reduce the workforce. Reasons could include:
If your employer is making less than 20 employees redundant in one establishment they will need to consult with employees on an individual basis.
If your employer is making 20 or more employees redundant in one establishment within a 90 day period then your employer must do a collective consultation. However it should not neglect to do an individual consultation either.
Collective redundancies generally occur when there is a:
In a redundancy situation, the following things should happen:-
If an employer uses redundancy to cover up the real reason for ending your employment, or if they do not carry out the redundancy procedure properly, it may amount to unfair dismissal. The rights to redundancy payments and collective consultation are claimed separately from unfair dismissal.
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