14th November 2018
Facing redundancy is undoubtedly a nerve-wracking situation. Legally, you do have rights. If you think these are being breached, you may be able to take your claim to an Employment Tribunal.
In this article, the Sweeney Miller team looks at what to do if you’re facing redundancy.
Make sure it’s fair
First, you need to find out if your redundancy is fair. You’re probably feeling shocked at the news, but it’s important to stay proactive and protective over your own rights.
When employers select people for redundancies, their decision must be objective. This means that, unfortunately, the amount of time you’ve worked there will no longer factor in on their decision. However, they cannot make redundancies based on “protected characteristics”. These are:
Additionally, your employer cannot make a redundancy…