May 2015

Redundancy

With the dramatic shift in the market we are seeing a lot businesses faced with having to make employees redundant.  When making employees redundant you must make sure it is a genuine redundancy in order to avoid unfair dismissal claims. A genuine redundancy is when you no longer require a job to be performed and have not hired a replacement employee. You must also follow the consultation requirements described in the employee’s award or agreement, as they outline how to talk to employees about major workplace changes, including redundancy.