Redundancy Solicitors Leeds
Need legal advice relating to a redundancy matter? Consilia Legal are expert Redundancy Solicitors in Leeds with excellent reviews. We offer a Free Initial Discussion to get initial advice on your situation and the best way forward. Our employment law team in Leeds, led by Marie Walsh, Employment Law Director & Workplace Mediator. Marie and her team have outstanding reviews praising them for their competency, strong communication, professionalism and knowledge. Read some of the feedback previous employment law clients have left them on Google and Facebook.
Redundancy in the Covid-19 Pandemic
If you are an employee and have been affected by redundancy in the Covid-19 pandemic and need employment law advice or if you are a business who needs advice on redundancy, lay-offs and short-time working during the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic/UK lockdown, please get in touch. We are here to help guide you through what is a challenging and uncertain time for both businesses and individuals. Please read our April 2020 Employment Law Updates for the April 2020 Employment Law updates.
Why do employees get made Redundant?
Redundancy can occur if there is workplace closure or simply if there is a reduced requirement for employees to carry out work of a particular kind.
Redundancy is a fair reason for dismissal if it is the real reason. Of paramount importance here is the process and procedure. Specific timescales must be adhered to if more than 20 employees are at risk.
If under 20 employees are at risk employers must still follow a process that will involve a period of consultation and seeking out alternatives to redundancy. Employers may also offer trial periods of any alternative roles.
As with unfair dismissal, the failure to follow a proper and legitimate procedure can render a genuine redundancy dismissal unfair.
The team can provide you with a suite of documents and related guidance as to how to carry out a redundancy process in accordance with current expected standards.
We work with you to tailor the documents to the particular circumstances and also to ensure that your communications protect your business but also reflect the tone you want to take with your employees.
Redundancy can be a very upsetting time for both parties and handled properly it need not always end in a dispute.
Remember that employees qualify for a redundancy payment after 2 years’ continuous service.
You must also make a notice payment and settle any outstanding holiday pay entitlements.
We can also assist you with assessing all entitlements and any relevant calculations.
If you do require any help or assistance with the conduct of a redundancy process please contact the Leeds Employment Solicitor Team on 0113 3229222