Redundancies can arise by one of three ways – an employer either closes down its business, moves location, or has less need for the number of employees that it has to perform the current level of work. The last is the most common and usually involves some form of restructuring.
Such circumstances usually require the employer to decide which employees, out of a number, will be made redundant. The employer will have to show that its selection was determined fairly.
This will normally require a redundancy “pool” and an objective scoring system to justify the employees’ selection. This process is part fact, part law, a redundancy solicitor can guide you through the process to minimise the exposure to any unfair dismissal claims relating to the employees’ selection.