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A Small Business Guide to Handling Redundancies Safely
Genuinely Redundant?
Employees’ Rights
The Redundancy Process
Avoiding Redundancies
Choosing the People
Voluntary Redundancy
Statutory Payments
Normal Payment Practice
Keeping Up Morale

A Small Business Guide to Handling Redundancies Safely

What protections do employees have when being made redundant?

Familiarising yourself with basic employment law well help you avoid falling into any pitfalls when making a redundancy.

  • Employees with 2+ years of service qualify for redundancy pay. Those with less do not, unless they can prove they are the victim of unlawful discrimination.
  • Part-Time/Fixed term employees have the same protection as full time employees.
  • ‘Employee-owners’ and ‘employee shareholders’ have different dismissal protection.
  • Employees cannot sign away their rights to redundancy payment.