As an employee, one of the most stressful and difficult situations of your entire working life arises if there is a threat of redundancy hanging over you or your colleagues. This is an extremely difficult time and it does not only affect you, it can impact your loved ones and the life you have worked hard to create. It is natural to experience a wide range of emotions if you are faced with redundancy and different people will react in different ways.
This is where it is best to work with an experienced and fully qualified team of lawyers, who are employment law specialists. Employees have rights when it comes to redundancy and even though a business may be acting in their best interests, and in the interests of some or even all of the employees, in initiating redundancy process, it is still trying times for all individuals concerned. This is why working with such a law firm that will ensure that you are fully informed of your rights and about what your firm owes you, is crucial.
Dismissal on grounds of redundancy can occur where there is a business closure, workplace closure or there is a reduced requirement for employees to carry out work of a particular kind. There must be a genuine redundancy situation and the procedure must also be fair. Your employer must consult with you, apply an objective selection criterion, put you in a fair pool for selection and offer any suitable alternative positions where appropriate. If you have at least 2 years continuous length of service, you will be entitled to a redundancy payment.
While we believe that receiving professional advice as early on in the redundancy process as possible is the best approach, we appreciate that this is not always possible. No matter when you hear about your redundancy situation or when you decide that you need guidance and representation from a professional law firm, we are more than happy to help. At Davenport Solicitors, we are on hand to provide you with everything you need to know about your rights in this situation.
We are hugely experienced in this area of law, but we appreciate that every case and situation is unique. This is why we will provide you with a bespoke service that will ensure you receive the most robust representation at all times. We take the time to listen to your needs and no matter what your circumstances are, we will advise you on the most likely outcomes of any claim you may make.
If you have been informed that you are at risk of redundancy or that you have been dismissed on grounds of redundancy call our employment law experts on +44 (0)20 7959 2358 for more information.