Employers need to know:
- What “redundancy” means
- When they must inform and consult collectively (with trade unions or employee representatives) about redundancy
- How to deal fairly with individuals being considered for redundancy so as to minimise claims for unfair dismissal
- What the alternatives to redundancy are, including lay off and short-time working
- How to determine an employee’s entitlement to a statutory or contractual redundancy payment
Employees who are dismissed by reason of redundancy may be entitled to a statutory redundancy payment.