Must an employer give an employee the right to appeal against a decision to make him or her redundant?

There is no statutory obligation on the employer to offer the employee the right to appeal the redundancy. The employer should ensure that the employee has the opportunity to challenge the decision to select him or her for redundancy during the individual consultation process.

The Acas (non-statutory) guidance on Handling large-scale redundancies, advises that employers should consider setting up an appeals procedure to deal with complaints from employees who feel that the selection criteria have been applied unfairly. The guidance states that this could reduce the likelihood of employees bringing tribunal claims.