With redundancies and restructuring it is very important to have a procedure and to use it fairly and considerately. The main rights involve notification and consultation and rules for selecting employees where there is a ‘pool’.
Employees who have worked for over 2 years are entitled to their contractual notice (or statutory notice) plus a fixed award as follows:
- £479 for each year worked under age 41
- £718.50 for each year worked over age 41
(to a maximum of 20 years).
Where large number of employees (20 or over) are concerned, there are additional duties in terms of consultation and elected representatives. Failure to comply with this can lead to an additional ‘protective’ award of up to 13 weeks’ gross pay. Settlement agreements can also be considered at this stage.
Sometimes redundancy can be used unfairly or in a discriminatory way. A pregnant woman who is made redundant when other employees would be a more obvious choice for selection might claim unfair dismissal and discrimination.
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