06 May 2019
This inbrief looks at how employers can minimise the risk of legal claims when dismissing employees by reason of redundancy.
The starting point is making sure that there is a genuine redundancy situation. The crucial thing then is to follow a reasonable procedure, including consulting the affected employees, applying a fair selection process and considering alternative employment. Finally, those dismissed should be given their correct redundancy pay.
For information on the procedures to be followed in circumstances where the employer is proposing to make 20 or more employees at one establishment redundant within a period of 90 days, please see our Inbrief entitled Collective redundancies.