Being put at risk of redundancy and going through the selection process can be extremely stressful. While businesses do have the right to make employees redundant, there are strict processes that need to be followed.
If you’ve been put at risk of redundancy or been made redundant, it helps to have expert solicitors on your side. Our redundancy lawyers can advise you on your rights and ensure you’re being treated fairly.
What Services Do We Offer?
Contact us as soon as you’re placed at risk of redundancy and we’ll support you through the process. We can assess whether this is a genuine redundancy situation and whether your employer is following the correct procedures.
A redundancy is only legal if the job you’re doing is no longer needed. This often happens if a company closes an office, the company closes completely or there is a diminishing need for the job you’re doing. If none of these reasons apply, we may be able to help you make a case for unfair dismissal and claim loss of earnings and compensation for injury to your feelings.
The selection process for redundancy must be fair. If discrimination comes into play during the process, we could help you make a claim under the Equality Act. It is illegal to select a person for redundancy because of their:
- Sexual orientation
If you’ve been selected for redundancy and the process has been fair, we can advise you on your rights to a redundancy payment. If you’re offered a settlement agreement, we’ll review the terms and advise you on whether you should accept.
We recognise that this is a very difficult time for you. We know that at this time you need support and a friendly ear just as much as you need expert legal advice. You can rely on us to be there for you and fight to protect your rights.
You may be worried about your finances, so we’ll advise you on your rights. You’re entitled to your statutory redundancy payment and your notice pay. Your employer may also have a policy of paying enhanced redundancy pay. We’ll make sure you don’t lose out on any of these payments.
Who Can We Help?
We can help anyone who feels the redundancy process has been unfair or that the correct procedures haven’t been followed, including around redundancy payments.
Our team has specialist experience in assisting:
- City executives
- Board members
In our years of handling redundancy cases we have also built up knowledge of a range of sectors, including:
- Banking and financial services
- Medical and healthcare
- Legal and professional services.
Why Choose Our Redundancy Solicitors?
Choose us as your solicitors and you’ll be getting access to a large team of employment law experts. Our team is recognised as leaders in this field by independent guides to the legal profession, Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.
We have years of experience in dealing with redundancy cases. We’ve advised employees, partners and workers through the entire process, including:
- Being placed at risk of redundancy
- During internal meetings
- Settlement discussions
- Hearings at the Employment Tribunal.
With offices across the country, we can support you no matter where you are. We’re not intimidated by any business or organisation. It doesn’t matter whether you work at an SME or a large multinational corporation, we’ll fight to protect your best interests.
Whether you’re at risk of redundancy, or you’ve been selected, our lawyers can help. Call our specialist team on 0207 650 3999 or contact us online in confidence.
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