Does the redundancy procedure differ if there are bumped redundancies?
No, the employer will still need to follow a fair redundancy procedure in relation to "bumped" redundancies. A bumped redundancy occurs when an employee whose role is not at risk of redundancy is dismissed as redundant and the resulting vacancy is filled by an employee whose role is redundant.
The employer must treat bumped employees in the same way that it treats other employees whose role is at risk of redundancy. For example, it must hold individual consultation meetings with bumped employees and give them reasonable time off to look for new employment. The employer will also need to search for suitable alternative work for those employees who have been bumped, to prevent their dismissal being unfair. The employer must pay the bumped employee a redundancy payment (if he or she qualifies for one).