Being made redundant can be an uncertain and stressful experience at the best of times. The process can be long and drawn out, and if your employer does not follow the rules correctly the situation is made worse. Redundancy has a specific meaning in employment law and may be used wrongly as an excuse to dismiss you. There should be a fair selection process to decide who is made redundant, and this can often lead to discrimination – for example where all the older staff are dismissed. If you have more than two years’ service you are also entitled to a statutory redundancy payment and your employment contract may specify additional amounts that you should be paid, often based on your length of service.
At Backhouse Solicitors we are experts in employment law and advising on redundancy. We will give you a free, no-obligation 30 minute appointment to discuss your case with you and to help you understand if you have been treated properly by your employer. If you decide to issue a tribunal claim, we can provide expert assistance at every stage, including identifying any discrimination you have suffered, issuing your claim, preparing your case, negotiating with the other side and representing you at the employment tribunal.