Mainly it appears as a result of Coronavirus, a lot of businesses are currently in the position of making redundancies.
To undertake a redundancy properly, a specific legal process must be followed.
An employer will first need to identify that there is a redundancy situation (perhaps as a result of a downturn in business) and which roles are going to face a reduced headcount.
The employer will then need to decide who is actually to be made redundant by following a process of consultation and meetings with the employees concerned. The process becomes more complicated if 20 or more employees are to be made redundant within a 90 day period.
It is important to follow the redundancy process carefully, as by not doing so, the employer runs the risk of having to deal with legal claims from disgruntled employees.
If unsure, the best thing is to get professional advice.
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