Redundancy Assistance Lawyers in St Helens
As an employer, sometimes redundancy may unfortunately be necessary due to changing needs of the business. In order to comply with statute, it is necessary to make sure the correct processes and procedures are followed if you are making employees redundant.
For example, employees who are facing redundancy have a right to be consulted, and an objective and fair selection process must be used when deciding who to make redundant – for example, based on employee performance. A genuine effort should also be made to offer alternative suitable employment to the affected employee. It is therefore absolutely vital to follow the correct procedure so that you do not leave yourself open to potentially costly proceedings in an Employment Tribunal.
If there are 20 or more employees being made redundant within a certain time frame, then you may have to follow the rules for collective consultation. This is a prescribed process and if the rules are not followed correctly, you could be liable to pay each affected employee up to 90 days pay.
With so many different stages to the process and the complex technicalities of complying with the procedure, Hattons can provide clear guidance on each step to ensure that you are approaching redundancies in the correct way.
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