Consider if suitable alternative employment is available for a redundant employee

Key points

  • When carrying out a redundancy procedure, the employer should determine if there are any vacancies that would be suitable for a redundant employee.
  • If the employer makes an employee redundant without considering the question of alternative employment, it will be at risk of a finding of unfair dismissal.
  • If the employee unreasonably refuses an offer of suitable alternative employment, the employee will be ineligible for a redundancy payment, as long as the employer met certain conditions when making the offer.

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