Being made redundant is when your employer says that you are no longer needed for the business. Either there is no more work available in your field or the company may not financially be able to justify the service you provide. Redundancy Law is consulted upon when the correct procedures for making an employee redundant are not followed.
What is a redundancy?
Although employers will frequently label dismissals as being a redundancy; a redundancy situation can only occur in one of three circumstances:
- Where the business shuts down;
- Where the business continues but the place you work at shuts down;
- Where the business requires less employees to carry out the work you do.
- Any dismissal which does not fall within the above definitions is not an actual redundancy.
What information am I entitled to from an employer if they are making me redundant?
Redundancy Law states that a consultation process must be taken when the employer decides to make employees redundant. The consultation will outline the following:
- The reasons for the proposals
- Who is at risk of redundancy
- What alternatives to compulsory redundancy are there?
- Details of redundancy payments and more…
Can I make an appeal to the decision of my employer to make me redundant?
After you have been told of the redundancy dismissal, employees should be given the right to appeal and the Employment Tribunal takes a negative view of any employee that seeks to bring a claim without having attempted to utilise the appeal process first. To appeal, first write to your employer after dismissal confirming that you want to appeal and setting out the grounds for your appeal. An employment lawyer can help you do this.
Redundancy Law from JMR Solicitors
For all your redundancy law concerns, contact a reputable Employment Law Solicitor from JMR Solicitors, who would be only too happy to solve your legal matters.