What is Redundancy?

Redundancy can arise where your employer restructures the business, reduces the workforce or closes the business where you work.  It can be a difficult and stressful situation.

Statutory redundancy pay

If you have been working for your employer for at least two years, you will be entitled to a statutory redundancy payment which is calculated according to your weekly salary, age and length of service.  There is a cap of £479 on a week’s pay.

If your employer has an enhanced scheme in place, then theyn will have to abide by the terms of this scheme.

Dismissal by way of redundancy

For any dismissal to be fair, your employer has to follow a fair procedure – there has to be a fair process, adequate consultation and consideration of alternative roles.

If you wish to claim unfair dismissal, you have to have at least two years’ service and any claim must be made within three months of the date of your dismissal.

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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