What does Redundancy mean & can Optima HR help us with this process?

There can be confusion as to what is a redundancy – The scenario arises due to:

  1. The employer ceasing or intending to cease to carry on the business for the purposes of which the employee was so employed; or
  2. the employer ceasing or intends to cease to carry on the business in the place where the employee was so employed; or
  3. the requirements of the business for employees to carry out work of a particular kind has ceased or diminished or are expected to cease or diminish; or
  4. the requirements of the business for the employees to carry out work of a particular kind, in the place where they were so employed, has ceased or diminished or are expected to cease or diminish. Any proposed redundancy which does not fall into 1 of these 4 definitions will not be a lawful redundancy! A badly executed redundancy without a proper and fair process, including consultation where appropriate, is likely to be classed as an unfair dismissal.

Optima HR has extensive experience of single and collective redundancies so contact us for a free 30-minute consultation to discuss this further.