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A Comprehensive Guide to Redundancy Law in England 2023

07 June 2023
A Comprehensive Guide to Redundancy Law in England 2023

As a UK-based law firm, we recognise the significance of staying well-informed about the legal requirements in our country. Here is a comprehensive guide to the redundancy law in England. Redundancy is a crucial aspect of employment law, impacting both employers and employees alike. By thoroughly understanding the legal framework surrounding redundancy, you can confidently navigate this process while ensuring compliance with the law.

What are an employer’s responsibilities if they make an employee redundant?

Employers who make employees redundant in the UK have a number of responsibilities, including:

  • To give employees the correct amount of notice pay.
  • To pay employees redundancy pay if they are entitled to it.
  • Consult with employees before making them redundant.
  • To help employees find a new job if they are made redundant.
  • To apply a selection criterion.
  • To choose a fair pool of employees.

What are an employee’s rights if they are made redundant?
Employees who are made redundant have a number of rights, including:

  • Notice pay: Employees are entitled to a minimum of one week’s notice pay for every full year they have worked for their employer, up to a maximum of 20 weeks.
  • Redundancy pay: Employees employed for at least two years are entitled to redundancy pay. The amount that the employee receives is calculated based on their age, length of service, and weekly pay.
  • Consultation: Employers are required to consult with their employees before making them redundant. This consultation must be fair and reasonable, and it must give employees the opportunity to raise any concerns that they might have about the redundancy.
  • Help to find a new job: Employers are required to help employees find a new job if they are made redundant. This can include providing them with access to training and job search resources.

Redundancy can be a difficult and stressful experience, but there are a number of things you can do to protect your business whilst being fair and ensuring compliance. By knowing your rights and getting advice from a qualified employment lawyer, you can make the redundancy process as smooth as possible.

Our expert solicitors at Davenport Solicitors are always here to help if you are facing any issues with your regarding redundancy. Book an appointment with us today at contact@davenportsolicitors.com or call us at 02079036888.

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