The employer's guide to: Redundancy
With the announcement of the public sector spending review the British public are braced for an age of austerity. This will almost certainly lead to extensive redundancy rounds, affecting both the public and also the private sector. This article looks at how an employer should go about getting a redundancy process right and minimising the risk of costly Employment Tribunal claims.
An employee with over one year’s service who is made redundant could bring an unfair dismissal claim in the Employment Tribunal if the selection process or the redundancy procedure generally has not been conducted in a fair and reasonable manner. A claim for unfair dismissal can result in compensation being awarded by the Employment Tribunal of up to £65,300.
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