In the dynamic world of business, it is often the case that changing operational requirements will necessitate structural changes to the workforce. Where these changes give rise to a redundancy, it is important that employers understand their legal obligations and follow the correct procedures when making employees redundant in order to avoid an unfair dismissal claim.
In particular, it is essential to ensure that the redundancy is genuine. A genuine redundancy has specific characteristics and elements. Where these elements are not satisfied your business may be subject to an unfair dismissal claim.
The Getting Redundancies Right
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