The law relating to redundancies and reorganisations is complex.
There are legal definitions of what amounts to a redundancy situation and the requirement to ensure that a fair procedure has been adopted when redundancies are made.
As well as individual consultation, there are also more onerous requirements for collective consultation where it is envisaged that more than 20 employees will be made redundant within a period of 90 days. There are civil and criminal penalties on employers who do not comply with obligations to consult collectively, in addition to claims by individual employees or their representatives.
Banner Jones’ Employment Law specialists have many year’s experience advising and supporting employers through redundancy procedures, from businesses with only 1 employee through to businesses with over 1000.