Voluntary & Involuntary Redundancy, and Unfair Dismissal
If your employer is looking to reduce their workforce, or believe that your role is no longer needed, they might select you for redundancy.
Your employer may ask you to agree to end your contract, which is a voluntary redundancy. Or, they may select your position specifically for redundancy, which is a fair redundancy if:
- Your employer is moving place of business,
- The business is closing down, or,
- Job duties diminish or disappear
If your redundancy seems reasonable and fair, you will likely just need advice on your settlement agreement, which you can read about below. However, if you feel that your employer is not giving you a fair redundancy, whether that be because of discrimination or something else, then you may be able to claim for unfair dismissal.
Whether you were unfairly dismissed, or you are facing a claim from a former employee of yours, we can offer expert advice. And, we may be able to act on a no win no fee basis if you are bringing a claim for unfair dismissal.
Are you being made redundant, and been given a settlement agreement? We can help.
A settlement agreement sets out agreed terms and conditions for ending your employment, or resolving a dispute. Typically, this means that you, as the employee, will receive a payment in return for giving up your rights to bring a claim against your employer. These are also given as part of a redundancy package.
For a settlement agreement to be legally binding, you will need to get independent legal advice. That’s where we can help – we can make sure that what you’ve been offered is fair to you and your interests. Call us on 01925 351 350 to speak to an expert in redundancy and settlement agreements.
If you have your documents ready for us to review, and we can get started quickly, we may be able to offer you same-day service. We can usually work for what we are able to recover from your employer. And, we may be able to negotiate a better deal for you.