Redundancies & Reorganisation

Employment law, Newbury, Berkshire.

Redundancy Planning is Essential

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one most adaptable to change”. 
Charles Darwin.

Redundancies and reorganisations are a key tool in running a business.  What worked a couple of years ago might not work so well now.  Trimming your business model from time to time is essential to survival and to growing an organisation.

There are various ways of going about it.  Some organisations simply fire people and offer them compensation.  Here one might think of P & O Ferries.  Brutal, effective, expensive with terrible PR.  But they changed their business model and they survived.

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The alternative is to understand the redundancy rules and put them into action with confidence.  It need not take long to implement and the remaining staff will be encouraged by an essential programme whose purpose is to ensure the survival of the business and ultimately their own jobs.

Redundancy planning is essential to avoiding fallout and maintaining the trust of staff.  A well-planned redundancy programme, whether it is one or two people within a team, or whole departments or offices can be put into action with confidence if you are properly advised.  The key is planning in good time, understanding the process, and a lawyer being on hand for urgent advice when something unexpected comes up.

We advise on:

  • how to select employees for redundancy in a fair way (using fair selection criteria)
  • the consultation process with individual employees
  • collective consultation when 20 or more employees are being made redundant at the same time
  • redundancies following a merger or business transfer
  • dealing with appeals and claims of unfair dismissal following redundancies
  • the strategic use of settlement agreements during redundancy
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