Fluctuating business levels, closures and relocations are just some of the factors that make redundancy, organisation and restructuring a necessity in business.
If you are considering making changes to your business, including organising your workforce, restructuring, relocating or closing a site, our dedicated employment solicitors can help to minimise the risk of claims being brought against you by employees.
All business owners should be aware of the relevant employment law surrounding redundancy, as this will help ensure they are not left open to compensation claims.
A redundancy situation can occur in the following situations:
• Closure of the business
• Closure of the site at which the employee works
• Reduced need for employees to carry out work of a particular kind
All employees who have provided more than two years of continuous service are entitled to statutory redundancy pay.
Employers should also be clear on what their obligations are, including consultation with employees and giving the minimum statutory notice to those unfortunate enough to be facing redundancy.
It is important that employers do not wait until redundancies are imminent before seeking legal advice, as their obligations towards all employees begin as soon as redundancy is under consideration.
Redundancy guidance from Ralli
Our experienced team can provide advice and support to businesses in the planning and implementation of redundancy programmes and changes to workforce structure. This includes a wide range of circumstances, from changes to terms of conditions of employment to major management restructuring.
We can help you put procedures in place to guard against redundancy claims before they happen, while if you are already facing compensation claims, we can help reach a settlement with the employee and put in place measures such as restrictive covenants to protect the reputation of your business.
For help and assistance on queries relating to redundancy, contact our employment team on 0161 832 6131 or get in touch by filling out one of our online enquiry forms.
Find out more on our Employment Law page.