If your employer is going through a process of reorganisation or redundancy, or your employment is being transferred from one employer to another, you need to know your rights, what you can expect to happen and what you can do if you have been treated unfairly.
Employers have specific obligations to employees throughout a reorganisation or redundancy process. There are likely to be obligations to consult with all affected employees. That can include employees who are not at risk of redundancy but who may nevertheless be affected, perhaps by reason of a change in their own terms or working conditions.
If an employer decides to terminate your employment by reason of redundancy, you will have rights to information, consultation and to an appeal against the decision to dismiss you. In addition, redundancy only occurs in certain situations and sometimes what an employer might call a redundancy is not a redundancy at all, which can mean that any dismissal might be unfair and unlawful.
We are experienced in advising senior employees from various sectors, including banking, media, construction and professional services. We work with you to develop a strategy to help you achieve your objectives.
How Fox & Partners can help…
- advise on issues to raise at each stage of a redundancy consultation exercise
- tell you if the proposed redundancy meets the legal criteria
- advise on the selection process being adopted by your employer
- inform you of your rights to suitable alternative employment and the interaction between that and entitlement to a redundancy payment
- calculate redundancy payments, both statutory and contractual
- provide assistance in any appeal process
- explain any enhanced redundancy package offered to you and the written agreement you might be asked to sign
- advise if you have a claim against your employer for unfair dismissal.
Please call us on 020 7618 2400