Redundancy Advice For Employees

What if I am being made redundant?

If you are being made redundant it means that your employer no longer requires your job. It is a form of dismissal. It is usually done when an employer needs to reduce its workforce. If you are being made redundant you may be eligible for certain rights such as,

  • Redundancy pay
  • A notice period
  • A consultation with your employer
  • The option to move into a different job
  • Time off to find a new job

What if I believe the selection is unfair?

The selection of who to make redundant should be a fair process. It should not be on the basis of;

  • Sex/gender
  • Marital status
  • Sexual orientation
  • Race
  • Disability
  • Religion or belief
  • Your membership or non-membership of a trade union
  • Health and safety activities
  • Working pattern, for example, part-time or fixed-term employees
  • Age
  • Maternity leave, birth or pregnancy
  • Paternity leave, parental or dependants leave
  • An employee who is exercising statutory rights
  • Whistleblowing

if your employer has made you redundant on one of the above reasons it may be considered unfair dismissal. If that is the case you may be able to bring a claim against your employer. Each case will resolve on its own fact and therefore we would recommend that you contact us as soon as possible.

How much pay should I get when I am made redundant?

The government website has a very useful calculator to calculate your statutory redundancy pay.

Being made redundant is never a nice process. It can be a stressful time as not only are you losing your job but also having to look for a new one.

We can help to ensure that your rights are protected and that you are in the best possible position moving forward.


About Lovedays

Lovedays Solicitors, Potter and Co Solicitors and Andrew Macbeth Cash and Co Solicitors are the trading names of Derbyshire Legal Services Limited (Company Registration Number 08838592) whose registered office is at Lovedays Solicitors, Crown Chambers, 6 Bank Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AQ.

The Directors of Derbyshire Legal Services Limited are C.D.Gale and R.LL.Roberts. Our Notary Public, M.C. Handforth is regulated by the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Company is otherwise authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority whose rules can be accessed at www.sra.org.uk

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