Making Staff Redundant

Redundancy is when you dismiss an employee because their skills or expertise are no longer required for your business area, the business is moving location or your staff are no longer required to carry out this job role.

Redundancies can be compulsory or non-compulsory and you can seek help from the Jobcentre Plus to find future opportunities for your staff.

Employees have the right to be offered suitable alternative employment, a trial period in the alternative employment without any risk to their redundancy pay, reasonable time to find a new job or arrange training, and to not be unfairly selected for redundancy.

You should always take steps to avoid making redundancies and only use it as a last resort. You can seek legal advice from a solicitor or for free from the Citizens’ Advice Bureau or the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service

If making your staff redundant is the only viable option for your business, then we can provide them with support to help them move into new jobs quickly, with minimum impact to their lives. Our Skills Support for Redundancy outplacement programme provides CV workshops, interview techniques, careers advice and one-to-one Information, Advice and Guidance sessions to get them back into work.


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