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Posted on February 19, 2019

Redundancy and Trial Periods for New roles

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  Do I still have the right to a redundancy payment if I try a new role on a trial period but am then unhappy with it? If the terms of the new employment differ from the previous terms, the … Continue reading

Posted on September 04, 2017

Redundancy and Retirement Age

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Redundancy and the Over Sixty-Fives The default retirement age of 65 was abolished in the UK in 2011. Employers can only impose a compulsory retirement age on employees if it can be objectively justified as a genuine occupational requirement.  Compulsory … Continue reading

Posted on September 04, 2017

Why do employers offer enhanced redundancy payments?

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Why do employers offer enhanced redundancy payments? Many, though by no means all employers, will offer enhanced severance payment if they have to make an employee redundant. Employees with over two years’ service have the right to a statutory payment … Continue reading

Posted on September 04, 2017

When Redundancy can become Unfair Dismissal

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When Redundancy can become Unfair Dismissal. Employers often go wrong when they’re selecting people for redundancy. Here are just some examples of how the process can go awry:   Prejudging the outcome: The number one sin that many employers commit, is … Continue reading

Posted on December 04, 2015

Redundancy, Interviews and Reasonable Adjustments

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4 December 2015: Redundancy, Interviews & Reasonable Adjustments In a redundancy situation, many employers will put everyone at risk of redundancy, and then interview them all for the remaining positions, without considering earlier appraisals or performance assessments.   This came up … Continue reading

Posted on June 10, 2015

Redundancies at HSBC

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10 June 2015: Sadly HSBC have announced it will be making in the region of 1,400 redundancies from head office and support staff before the end of the year. Chief executive Bill Dalton is reported to state that HSBC hopes … Continue reading

Posted on May 01, 2015

Group Consultation on Redundancy

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1 May 2015: Group Consultation for Redundancy: Where an employer proposes to make 20 or more redundancies at a particular establishment within a period of 90 days it must consult on its proposal with representatives of the affected employees. Consultation will … Continue reading

Posted on March 27, 2015

Redundancy, unfair dismissal awards to increase

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27 March 2015:   Changes from the 6th April 2015: The following changes will take effect from the 6th April 2015:   The National Minimum Wage will be: £6.50 ph for a worker who is aged 21 years or over (up from … Continue reading

Posted on January 19, 2015

When is redundancy not redundancy

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16 January 2015: Redundancy arises when an employer’s business closes down, or stops in the place where the employee was employed. Alternatively it arises when there is a reduction in the need for the business for that particular kind of … Continue reading

Posted on January 19, 2015

What is redundancy

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16 January 2015: Redundancy arises when an employer’s business closes down, or stops in the place where the employee was employed. Alternatively it arises when there is a reduction in the need for the business for that particular kind of … Continue reading

Posted on November 21, 2014

Redundancy and Maternity Leave

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21 November 2014: In the recent EAT case of Sefton Borough Council v Wainwright, Mrs Wainwright was put at risk of redundancy during her maternity leave, but not considered for alternative vacancies until several months later.   Regulation 10 of … Continue reading

28.03.2014: When do enhanced redundancy payments become binding on the employer?   In Park Cakes Ltd v Shumba in 2013, the Court of Appeal gave general guidance on when employees could rely on enhanced redundancy payments. The Court said that issues … Continue reading

Changes to Statutory Redundancy Payments: (last updated 15.04.2021) Employees being made redundant with over two years’ service are entitled to receive a redundancy payment which is calculated at a weeks’ gross pay to a maximum of £544 (£538 before 6 … Continue reading

18 October 2013: When making staff redundant, many employers will give enhanced redundancy payments based on length of service and age. For example the statutory redundancy payment allows staff 1.5 weeks’ pay for each full year worked over the age … Continue reading

Posted on September 20, 2013

Redundancy. What is Suitable Alternative Employment?

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20 September 2013: If someone is made redundant from their current position, the employer is under an obligation to consider them for suitable alternative positions that are available. If the employer is able to offer the person a suitable alternative … Continue reading

9 August 2013: Many employers will give enhanced payments on a discretionary basis when making staff redundant. However can employees gain the contractual right to those enhanced payments by custom and practice?   That was the question asked in Park … Continue reading

Posted on July 09, 2013

Redundancy in London

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9 June 2013:  Unfortunately, its increasingly common for employees in London to be made redundant at some time or other during their career.   Mostly people assume that redundancy applies in a traditional redundancy situation, when a business closes down, … Continue reading

Posted on June 13, 2013

Redundancy Consultation

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19 April 2013 Ordinarily, if you are making staff redundant, you only need to carry out individual consultation.   However if you are making more than 20 people redundant from a particular establishment in a 90 day period, you must … Continue reading

Posted on June 13, 2013

Re-organisations and reductions in pay

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10 May 2013 Sometimes, as part of a reorganisation, an employer may want to re-grade staff, and reduce pay under the new grading structure. Employees can be understandably reluctant to agree.   In Sandford v Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS … Continue reading

Posted on August 31, 2012

Redundancy and Pools of One

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This is an example of one of our archived weekly email bulletins on employment law. It should not be relied upon without specific legal advice. To subscribe to our free weekly bulletin service, click on the button on the left. … Continue reading

Posted on July 09, 2010

Redundancy and Bumping

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An example of ‘bumping’ is when Jo Blogg’s position is redundant, but you ‘bump’ out John Smith from another job, make him redundant instead and slot Jo Bloggs into the position formerly occupied by John Smith.   Another example is … Continue reading

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