Small scale redundancies

A redundancy situation arises if:

  • the job has disappeared or is about to disappear, or
  • the job has moved to a different location (by more than a reasonable distance), or
  • the requirement for the particular work is ceasing or diminishing, e.g. because of unsuccessful tenders, lack of funding, the introduction of new technology, lower level of orders etc.

For a redundancy to be genuine, you must demonstrate that at least one of the above criteria has been met.  However, note that there may not have to be a reduction in headcount in order for there to be a redundancy.

A number of members requested that we run a session on handling small scale redundancies and working with Roots HR we were able to respond and deliver a highly interactive and informative session on 24 September 2020.

The session covered:

  • Fair redundancy process:
    • Planning
    • Inform and consult
    • Selection
    • Notice and dismissal
    • Redundancy pay
    • Impact of furlough / working from home

You can access slides from the session in both PowerPoint and accessible word versions.

You can also access recording of the session here

And a Roots HR fact sheet on the Redundancy process –minimum requirements is also available here.

Need further support?

The Visionary team are experienced in supporting organisations as they consider restructures and redundancies, please do contact us to discuss how we could support you.

Ans do remember that there is 1 hour of free HR advice for Visionary members delivered by Roots HR CIC

The service, provided by their team of fully qualified and experienced chartered consultants, is offered from 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank and public holidays). Visionary member organisations can arrange to use their 1 hour of free HR advice by phoning Roots HR on 01562 840060 or emailing. Full details here 

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