If you’re being made redundant, we’re here to stand up for you and make sure you receive the best possible package
- Facing redundancy is worrying, so you will need advice about your rights and what you are entitled to.
- It’s important your employer follows the correct procedure; if they don’t, you might have a claim for unfair dismissal.
- We will help take some of the uncertainty out of the situation, by guiding you through the redundancy process, checking your employer meets their legal obligations and ensuring you receive the best possible redundancy package.
Has redundancy been mentioned at your work? Are you worried you are going to be made redundant? Or are you considering taking voluntary redundancy?
If you’re faced with being made redundant, the prospect can be daunting and stressful, both at work and in your personal life.
What is redundancy?
You could be made redundant because of a business closure, workplace closure or your employer deciding they have a diminished requirement for work of a particular kind. As an employee, you have a number of rights when being made redundant. It’s important you understand what these are, as soon as you know you are going to be made redundant.
What am I entitled to if I’ve been made redundant?
If you’ve lost your job by being made redundant, you could be entitled to a statutory redundancy payment, if you have been with your current employer for at least two years continuously. You might also have an express or implied contractual right to an enhanced contractual redundancy payment.
Depending on the circumstances, it’s also possible you could challenge the termination of your employment as unfair dismissal.
This can be a traumatic time, when it’s difficult to think clearly. We understand you need to know your rights and have them explained clearly. We’ll discuss your situation, and guide you through the redundancy process, while making sure your employer is complying with all their legal obligations and that you are receiving the best possible package.
Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to negotiate a settlement agreement instead of a standard redundancy package. Our team of settlement agreement solicitors can help advise you on this.
Our expert team work across our offices in Southampton, Richmond, London, Woking, Guildford and Lymington and offer specialist advice and support nationwide.