Can a firm make you redundant?

Can a firm make you redundant?

Your employer can declare your job redundant if the requirement for the work you are doing has either ceased or is diminishing. Redundancy is one of the statutory fair reasons for dismissal, but the employer must still ensure that there is a fair procedure leading to dismissal on these grounds.

What are my redundancy entitlements?

Redundancy pay is based on your earnings before tax (called gross pay). For each full year you’ve worked for your employer, you get: up to age 22 – half a week’s pay. age 22 to 40 – 1 week’s pay. age 41 and older – 1.5 weeks’ pay.

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’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.

What are the alternatives to making a position redundant?

You are legally obliged to explore the alternatives to redundancies. For instance, have you considered: Offering early retirement (or voluntary redundancy – more on this below). Freezing recruitment and investing in retraining existing staff. Dismissals of overtime and contract labour.

Are there any compulsory redundancies in the UK?

The organisation, which warned in July that it might have to make people redundant to deal with the fallout from the coronavirus crisis, has said it is making 514 compulsory redundancies following consultation. A further 782 people have taken voluntary redundancy, as part of cuts to jobs that will save around £59m a year.

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