Reorganisation and Redundancy

Reorganisation and Redundancy

Few decisions are as difficult as having to reorganise a business and perhaps make some positions redundant.  Unfortunately, in today’s often uncertain economic times, reorganisation and redundancy are commercial realities.
 
If you need to reorganise your company, let us advise you on how to do it in full compliance with UK employment law.  By doing so, you will reduce your risk of employment law disputes and claims being brought against you which can affect the morale of remaining employee and cost significant time and money.
 
UK redundancy law principles
 
In England and Wales, lawful redundancies can be made for the following reasons:

  • You are closing the business.
  • You have changed the type of service you are offering to customers meaning some skills are no longer required
  • You do not have enough work to offer all your employees
  • You are moving the location of your operation

 

Employers must also ensure the redundancy process is conducted fairly.  In most cases, you will be required to:

  • Give adequate warning and time for consultation
  • Use a fair basis for selecting those to be made redundant
  • Consider alternative avenues of employment
  • Allow for appeals

 
If the procedure is not followed correctly, the employees who have been made redundant may have a case for unfair dismissal.
 
How we can help
 
The employment law team at Nalders Solicitors can advise you from the beginning of the reorganisation process, ensuring correct procedures, consultation and appeals processes are followed.  This will not only reduce the chance of employee disputes, but by providing a fair and reasonable process, your organisation’s good reputation will remain intact.
 
To find out more about how we can advise you on reorganisation and redundancy matters, please fill in our contact form, or phone our Truro office on 01872 241414.

 

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