As business owners, it is inevitable that at some stage you may need to consider downsizing or even closing a business.

Redundancy is a potentially fair reason for dismissal but care needs to be taken with the process followed. Any employee who has been working for you for two years will be entitled to a statutory redundancy payment from you as their employer. If the statutory redundancy entitlement is not paid within six months, then the employee could submit a claim to the employment tribunal.

We can help advise you on the process to follow, whether you need to be considering individual or collective consultation (or both), selection pool, suitable alternative roles and whether this is in fact a true redundancy situation.

For more information, please contact Karin Henson on 0121 392 7479 or 07980 837148 for more information. Alternatively, please email on [email protected]

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