Guide

Redundancy: the options

What is redundancy?

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

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.