What is redundancy?
Reasons for dismissing staff on the grounds of 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
- 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.
The Labour Relations Agency (LRA) redundancy webinar provides useful information on the topic of redundancy and how to ensure the redundancy process is managed fairly and in line with employment legislation.