We all know redundancy means termination of employment, but it shouldn’t be confused with sacking people who have misbehaved. No organisation wants to make people redundant, but it becomes a necessary evil when certain roles are no longer required or affordable.
If you need to make people redundant, there’s more to it than telling them they don’t have a job. Every employer has to follow a complex, legally defined procedure which varies depending on the number of redundancies. If you’ve never done it before, it’s a good idea to use professional support to ensure you make fair decisions.
How we can help
We don’t know whether it’s fortunate or unfortunate, but either way we’ve had plenty of experience in redundancy advice. Our HR experts can:
- Identify whether there’s a need for redundancy
- Define the redundancy process, from documentation to communicating with your workforce
- Help craft policies and procedures to ensure a fair process
- Support managers to carry out the process, or do it for them if required.
From deciding whether you have to make people redundant to creating a fair procedure, our team can help you through what is often a difficult time.