For most of us, work forms a vital and necessary part of our lives. It provides us with the means to support ourselves and our families and helps to give us self respect and stability. It is therefore very important that we feel secure in our employment.
If you discover that your employer is considering dismissing you for redundancy, you will need legal advice from someone who has extensive experience in employment law. This is where we can help you.
In order for a redundancy situation to arise, an employer has to show that there is a reduced need for a particular type of work, or that the particular type of work no longer needs to be performed to the same extent in a particular location.
The legal background to redundancy is complex, but at the very least your employer has to go through a reasonable and objective selection process in order to identify the roles that are at risk. This can be a worrying and stressful time and you will want to ensure that your employer’s intentions are genuine and that the redundancy is not a sham.
We will provide comprehensive and clear advice and explain, in a straightforward and no-nonsense way, your legal position. We will advise you on the level of redundancy that you may be offered, and explore the alternatives that may be available to you. If one of these alternatives is to bring a claim for unfair dismissal in the Employment Tribunal, we will act for you throughout and represent you at the hearing.
We can enter into a contingency (‘no win no fee’) agreement with you, if appropriate, or act for you under the terms of your pre existing legal expenses insurance policy, should you have one.
We offer free initial consultations, so please call us so that we can advise you on the best course of action.