There are lots of reasons your job could be made redundant. Your company might be moving their office to a place that’s too far away for you to get to. It might be downsizing or outsourcing. Or maybe it’s run out of money and is winding down.
Your employer must follow a fair process when they make you redundant. They should identify the people who are at risk, consult with them, and use objectively fair criteria to select who will remain in their job. And if you’re due a redundancy payment, your employer needs to calculate it correctly.
If your employer doesn’t do the right things, you might have grounds to dispute whether the decision to make you redundant was fair. And if you’ve already lost your job and your employer hasn’t followed the right process, you may have a claim for unfair dismissal. Such a claim would have to be pursued at the Employment Tribunal within three months less one day from the date your employment ends. And before you issue a claim, you need to go through the Acas early conciliation process.
Our legal experts can help you understand the redundancy process. We’ll ask you what your employer has done, and let you know if they’ve been following a fair process. We can advise on whether you’re entitled to a redundancy payment, and if you’re able to challenge what your employer is doing. At every step, we’ll keep you informed on your rights and advise on whether you could make a claim. We’ll: