Are you facing redundancy?


Redundancy is a form of dismissal from your job. It happens when employers need to reduce their workforce.

If you’re being made redundant, you might be eligible for certain things, including:

· Redundancy pay

· A notice period

· A consultation with your employer

· The option to move into a different job

· Time off to find a new job

You also have specific rights if your employer is insolvent.

If you’ve been made redundant because of coronavirus (COVID-19), your employer might be able to re-employ you and pay 80% of your wages.

You must be selected for redundancy in a fair way, for example because of your level of experience or capability to do the job.

You cannot be selected because of age, gender, or if you’re disabled or pregnant. If you are, this could be classed as an unfair dismissal.

You can get advice on redundancy from Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) or Citizens Advice.  You can also use the following link to confirm that you receive the full redundancy payment:

For more advice please get in touch with Nikki Sharpe our Employment Solicitor at Bridge Law Solicitors Limited on 0161 427 0084.

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