When making employees redundant, it is essential that best practice is adopted and actions are legally compliant. This will minimise disruption to the business and help maintain moral amongst the team.
Working with Consensus HR ensures that any redundancies are carried out correctly, legally and efficiently. The dangers of not handling redundancy situations correctly include:
- loss of sales
- demotivated team members
- change in company culture to bad moral
- taken to Employment Tribunal
Companies need to follow a sensitive and fair redundancy process
If your company does not want to find itself in an employment tribunal, it must follow a fair redundancy process, which will help to ensure that those members of the team that remain see that you have acted reasonably and properly.
Consensus HR will take you through every step of the process and help you to identify your pool of candidates using a suitable selection criterion relevant to your business. We will help and guide you through the process of making those difficult decisions whilst ensuring at all times you have acted legally, fairly & sensitively.
As part of the process you will need to consult with anyone who may be affected by redundancy. Consensus HR will make sure you follow the correct consultation procedures and provide the right letters and documentation for you at every stage. For those that are selected, we can provide support and guidance to help them seek a new career in the future. We are also able to help your business to plan its manpower going forward you’re with fewer team members.
Help with redundancies
Statutory Redundancy Pay (SRP)
Employees need to have a minimum of 2 years’ service to qualify for Statutory Redundancy Pay. The amount due is based on an employee’s age, length of service and average weekly wage. To calculate how much Statutory Redundancy Pay your employees would receive, please click here.
To protect your business and handle redundancy situations fairly and legally, talk to the team at Consensus HR.