Redundancy is when you dismiss an employee because you no longer:
- carry out the business for which they are employed
- carry out the business in the place where they are employed
- require them to carry out work of a particular kind
- require them to carry out work of a particular kind in the place where they are employed
For a redundancy to be genuine, you must demonstrate that the employee's job will no longer exist.
In this situation, eligible employees would be entitled to receive a statutory redundancy payment (SRP) - read more on rights of redundant employees.