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Making an employee redundant

Introduction

If there are changes in the way your business operates, or a reduction in your levels of business, you may find that the jobs of some of your staff become redundant. When this happens, you need to make sure you act correctly.

It is recommended that you make provision for redundancy procedures in your employee contracts. However, even if you don't, there are specific procedures that you must follow.

This guide offers an overview of redundancy procedures and employee rights in England, Scotland and Wales. Different laws govern Northern Ireland.

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Introduction

 

What is redundancy?

 

Avoiding redundancies

 

Staff selection - non-compulsory

 

Staff selection - compulsory

 

The redundancy consultation process

 

Rights of redundant employees

 

How to help redundant employees

 

Potential problems following redundancy