Video: Practical guidance on making redundancies
6th February, 2023
No employer wants to consider having to make redundancies.
Whether in response to difficulties following a challenging financial climate, or a business restructure to improve efficiency, unfortunately most organisations will find themselves having to consider the dreaded ‘R’ word at some stage.
There are traps at every turn when conducting a redundancy exercise, with a very real danger of unfair dismissal claims for employers who get things wrong.
In the video Tom Shears and Claire Turner explain the process of handling the tricky issues such as:
- The initial announcement and how to minimise the disruption to the workforce whilst the process takes place.
- The main risk areas around selection pools and the scoring criteria.
- What Employment Tribunals look for when deciding whether consultation was genuine and meaningful.
- How to deal with employees who are on maternity leave or long-term sickness absence.
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