There are times when there are financial difficulties for businesses and unfortunately employers have no alternative but to make employees redundant as a consequence. It is important to seek legal advice on how to handle this legal process and ensure that all legal obligations are carried out by you.
Redundancy is a potentially fair reason for dismissing an employee. This is an area of law which is high risk for employers should the process be carried out incorrectly. The redundancy process must be a fair one from start to finish, ranging from obligations to look for alternative employment within your business for employees to the selection criteria used to select employees for redundancy.
We can assist your business to carry out the redundancy process to minimise risk. You must ensure that you consult with your employees throughout the process to try avoid redundancies. We can provide your business with standard letters to be used in meetings as well as guidance throughout the process so that you are aware of your legal obligations throughout.
We also offer service packs which can be used to assist with the redundancy process. Please view this area of our site as it may be of some assistance to your business.
If a redundancy situation arises and an employee makes a claim to an Employment Tribunal, we offer representation to defend the claim. We can negotiate on your behalf to attempt to resolve matters as early as possible. We can prepare legal paperwork on your behalf. We ensure that we work as efficiently and cost effective as possible for your business and keep you up to date with costs regularly so you can plan the budget of your business effectively.
Should you require any assistance please do not hesitate to contact us on 0208 301 4884 and book an appointment to see one of our specialists at our Bexleyheath or Chislehurst office in Kent. Alternatively, you can e-mail us your details on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you.