Restructuring and Redundancy
From time to time businesses are faced with having to make changes which will lead to having to consider a reduction in workforce.
What is critical throughout this process is to ensure that an employer deals with his employees fairly. It is vital to follow proper procedures and to engage in meaningful consultation throughout the process. The benefit of this is that if and when redundancy decisions are made the employer is in the best position possible to resist a claim for unfair dismissal.
Indeed, in our experience, if proper procedures are followed then whilst employees may be unhappy they will often understand the reasons why the employer needs to act as it does and as a consequence are prepared to move forward without bringing a claim.
This situation can then be secured from both the point of view of the employer and the employee by having an effective settlement agreement in place.
If you have good processes in place already then the need for legal advice may be limited. Where you choose to achieve finality you can instruct Clarke & Son to help prepare the settlement agreement.
Should you have questions, preferably before commencing the process, then we will be able to guide and assist you in planning the way forward.
If you have a query or would like to book an appointment please get in touch with our First Contact team on 01256 320555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dispute Resolution Partner
Employment & Litigation Paralegal