Does redundancy apply to workers?

Does redundancy apply to workers?

You’ll get statutory redundancy pay if you: have been employed by your employer for 2 years continuously. have lost your job because there was a genuine need to make redundancies in your workplace. are a particular kind of worker called an ’employee’ – this includes part-time employees.

What does it mean when an employer makes someone redundant?

Redundancy is the process by which an employer ‘lets someone go’ from their company when there’s no longer a business need for the work they are doing. It’s a very different thing to ‘firing’ someone , which implies that the employee has done something wrong – when someone is made redundant, it’s simply because their role no longer exists.

What do you get if you are made redundant in Northern Ireland?

A redundancy payout is essentially compensation for your loss of work. Here’s how it works: You get statutory redundancy pay as a minimum, provided you’ve worked for your employer for two years or more. The limit is currently £538 a week (£560 in Northern Ireland) if you were made redundant on or after 6 April 2020.

What are the procedures for collective redundancy in the UK?

In addition to the provisions in the legislation as regards collective redundancies your employer must follow certain fair procedures. These include giving you at least 2 weeks’ notice and paying your redundancy payment on the date of dismissal. There are also various procedures when selecting people for redundancy, alternative work and time off.

What’s the difference between firing someone and making someone redundant?

Redundancy is the process by which an employer ‘lets someone go’ from their company when there’s no longer a business need for the work they are doing. It’s a very different thing to ‘firing’ someone, which implies that the employee has done something wrong – when someone is made redundant, it’s simply because their role no longer exists.

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