Advice on making redundancies
We understand the financial difficulties facing your business at this unprecedented time. If you are concerned about cashflow and what will happen after the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) comes to an end (currently on 31 October 2020), you may be thinking about making redundancies.
It is your choice whether to make redundancies, although the availability of furlough may be one factor that is considered if an unfair dismissal challenge is brought. You should therefore ensure that you have a good reason for dismissing an employee (which might e.g. be a reasoned assessment that your requirement for this role will have ceased / diminished for an extended period, not just on a temporary basis) and follow a fair process. You will also need to pay statutory redundancy pay to those employees with more than 2 years’ service who are made redundant. The process is considerably more complex if 20 or more employees are at risk of losing their jobs in the same place and you should consider seeking legal advice.
Given that the CJRS is currently due to last until 31 October 2020, it is essential that you get your house in order in the coming weeks to ensure that, if needed, you are ready to follow a lawful redundancy process, and can fairly dismiss employees prior to this date. If you don’t get it right, the likelihood is that you will end up in an employment tribunal, and quite possibly lose
At Tozers our Employment Team have put together a fixed fee Employer Redundancy Pack to help you if you may be thinking about making redundancies. Our Redundancies Support Pack is designed to offer you essential, easy to understand advice and support to ensure that you follow a fair and lawful redundancy process and minimise the risk to your business.
How can Tozers Help?
Tozers employment team have developed a fixed fee Coronavirus Employer Support Pack which is aimed at addressing your common questions through guidance notes and regular updates as well as providing a suite of documents to use in your communications. This along with our Employer Redundancy Pack are available to download on our resources page.
Last updated on 28/07/2020