Redundancies occur when employees are dismissed because their job no longer exists due to a number of reasons including:
- An employer needs to cut costs and reduce the number of staff
- The employer needs to close the business
- New technology makes a job unnecessary.
Employees need two year continuous service to be entitled for a redundancy payment however dismissal due to redundancy can happen at any point. When considering making employees redundant it is crucial they follow the correct process including consultation and having fair selection criteria (if more than one employee is at risk) and conducting the relevant meetings, failure to do could result in an unfair dismissal claim.
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