Employers who fail to get the redundancy selection process right are leaving themselves open to costly employment tribunal claims. Employment lawyer Clare McNicholas explains the key steps needed to ensure redundancy is seen as fair.
Updated to include information on the Government's response to its consultation on reforms to public-sector exit payments.
Updated to include a reminder of the maximum amount of a week's pay effective from 6 April 2016 in respect of calculating a redundancy payment.
Updated to include the Supreme Court decision on collective redundancy consultation in United States of America v Nolan.
On this week's XpertHR Weekly, we discuss the findings of XpertHR's most recent survey on redundancy.
The second part of XpertHR research into redundancy explores how employers manage the process, including what selection criteria is used and what compensation is paid to those who are made redundant, as well as any alternative measures employers use to avoid redundancy.
A model policy to set out the alternatives to redundancy that your organisation may consider when a redundancy situation arises.
A model policy to set out your organisation's general principles on selecting employees for redundancy.
Redundancies are rarely straightforward and, if it involves a disabled employee, your standard procedures may need to be adjusted. Akshay Choudhry, an associate from Burges Salmon, looks at the issues.
Good practice guidance discussing informing and consulting during a collective redundancy process, including how employers and employees can exchange views and ideas, issue and receive instructions, discuss problems and consider developments.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to redundancy policies and procedures.