Redundancy Legal Advice
One of the fair reasons for dismissal is redundancy. There are several reasons why companies make redundancies and whether it is a true redundancy situation is determined on a case by case basis. However, almost always there is a valid reason for redundancy. If you are made redundant, you may be eligible for the following:
- Consultation with your employer;
- Suitable alternative employment;
- Time off to find a new job;
- Notice period;
- Redundancy pay
Your eligibility is determined on a case by case basis. If you have any concerns with the process, how they intend to select you for redundancy, or with your entitlement, you should seek specialist advice.
On occasion, you may be offered an enhanced redundancy for just accepting the redundancy. In those cases, it is likely that you will be offered a settlement agreement (also known as a compromise agreement). For a settlement agreement to be valid, you are required to obtain advice on the terms of the agreement with a solicitor. It is common practice that your employer will offer a sum to contribute towards legal costs.
Here at Ison Harrison Solicitors our specialist solicitors understand how stressful being placed at risk of redundancy can be. We can support you through the process, so you are aware of your rights at every stage.
If you have been placed at risk of redundancy and have concerns about the selection process; give our specialist lawyers a call on 0113 284 5000 or contact a member of our team today via the ‘our people’ page.
Yunus Lunat – Head of Employment Law
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