If you are at risk of redundancy, it is important that you obtain expert advice as early as possible. Your employer might not be getting the redundancy process right or making a fair decision. It may be that your position is not really at risk of redundancy, or your employer may not have consulted with you correctly or selected you fairly. If you delay your challenge, it will be more difficult for us to help you to change your employer's mind. Your employer must have a good reason for making your role redundant. If they haven't or aren't following the proper procedures then wherever you are, we can help you.
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If you are selected for redundancy, it must be done in a fair way - such as assessing your level of experience or capability to do the job. The criteria used should be objective and measurable where possible. If a mistake is made, this might make your dismissal unfair.
It is discriminatory and unlawful to select you for redundancy because the criteria used relates to your age, gender, race, or if you're disabled or pregnant. Together we can establish what your rights are, assess the fairness of your selection and whether the proper procedures have been followed. We can also help with negotiations where appropriate.
If your redundancy is genuine and fair, you might also be eligible for certain rights, including:
Further, if you are on maternity, adoption or shared parental leave, you have additional rights.
Once your employment ends, you will usually (but not always) need to have been with your employer for at least two years to claim unfair dismissal in a Tribunal. If you win your case, a Tribunal can make a Basic Award of up to £14,370 and a further Compensatory Award of up to £78,962 to reflect your lost income.
Employment law has strict time limits. Good cases can be lost before they even start through hesitation or delay. In most cases you will have just three months from the date your employment ends to notify Acas of a potential claim for unfair dismissal. It is important you get in contact with us as soon as you possible so we can help before it is too late. Find out how we can help you with our fixed fee Acas Early Conciliation service here.
When obtaining redundancy advice, there are a number of different funding methods available for our work.
Our legal advisors are on hand to help with any queries regarding the various funding arrangements that are available. You can find out more information about funding types by clicking here.
Our specialist employment team have expertise in all areas of employment law. These areas include Discrimination Claims, Contract Disputes and Settlement Agreements.
Contact us today so that we can assess whether you have grounds for further action before it is too late. To get in touch with our employment team, fill out our online claim enquiry form or by calling 08000 93 00 94.
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