Redundancy advice for employers

The need for specialist advice:

Unfortunately, redundancies continue to increase as companies downsize their workforce in the current economic climate.

Redundancy is a complex area of law and failure to follow the correct procedures can leave you open to risks that can prove extremely damaging.

At Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall we understand how stressful a redundancy process can be and aim to alleviate as much of the worry and uncertainty as possible.

Let our experience make yours that much easier:

There are certain procedures that employers must follow in order to ensure the correct steps are taken. These include:

  • Consultation – you must consult employees at the earliest possible time. Depending on how many staff you are making redundant, different time restrictions apply
  • Selection – you must follow a fair selection process in order to illustrate that the process is fair
  • Dismissals – you must follow certain procedures, such as notifying those you are making redundant in writing and holding appeal meetings if your employees wish to challenge your decision
  • Payment – you are obliged to make statutory redundancy payments to employees who have worked for you for at least two years. Our employment solicitors will notify you on how much you need to pay each employee, which is laid out in the Statutory Redundancy Payment Scheme

By ensuring that every eventuality is covered, our approachable and technically skilled lawyers will give you peace of mind and confidence during a difficult and testing time.

Need expert advice? Let us help:

To discuss any aspect of redundancy advice please contact;

  • Michael Shroot at our Bury office on 0161 761 4611