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Employment Law

Redundancy and restructuring

Redundancy and restructures should follow a fair process. Being clear from the outset of what you hope to achieve and why is essential.

What is redundancy?

Redundancy has a specific legal definition.

Briefly, it is where your requirements for someone to do particular work, or to do it in particular location, have ceased or diminished or will do so. A slightly wider definition applies for the purposes of establishing whether you need to collectively consult with employees.

What is a restructure?

Restructures don’t have a specific legal definition but cover any situation where you want to change the structure of your team. While many of the specific requirements that apply to redundancies don’t apply, it is generally sensible to follow a similar process.

In both cases you should follow a fair process which can entail appropriate consultation, considering pools for selection and fair selection criteria and giving employees an opportunity to challenge your proposals.

We advise on

  • Planning and making redundancies
  • Downsizing, expanding or restructuring your business
  • Changing the roles of individuals within departments or terms
  • Re-locating staff
  • Revising or updating employment terms and conditions

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