Redundancy for Employers

If you have found yourself with a need to reduce your workforce, you are probably considering redundancies.

At Pickering & Butters, we provide, practical advice about conducting a fair and correct redundancy procedure. It is crucial to take advice even before you make your final decision on whether to proceed with redundancy, because there are very strict procedures to follow. Employees have certain rights, may be eligible for redundancy pay, a notice period, a consultation with you as their employer, the option to move into a different role or to another branch, and time off to look for a new job.

Getting the right legal advice has never been more vital. With the Furlough Scheme approaching its end on 31 October 2020, your business may be reviewing whether it is viable for all your employees to return to work. While lockdown has been partially lifted, the Coronavirus/Covid-19 is still threatening the survival of thousands of businesses. We can provide expert advice about making furloughed employees redundant; we will ensure that you comply with their legal rights, minimising the risk of any disputes arising whilst making the best decisions for your business.

For tailored legal advice when considering redundancies, please get in touch with our Staffordshire solicitors in Stafford and Rugeley. Alternatively, fill in our online enquiry form for a quick response.

Expert Advice on Redundancy & Dismissal

Here at Pickering & Butters we have a dedicated team of employment law specialists to call upon for expert advice on all redundancy and dismissal matters. It is wise to speak to them right at the start so you can be sure you are within the law at every step. They’ll guide you through the process, explaining how everything should work and ensuring all is as smooth running and amicable as possible.

We help businesses that are considering redundancy for a whole host of reasons, including:

  • The closure of a branch or relocation of the business
  • As part of a restructure following financial difficulty
  • Temporary or permanent closure of the business
  • A change of needs and requirements within the business
  • Financial and operational difficulties due to Covid-19

Redundancy should always be a last resort and we understand that it is not a decision you will take lightly. The earlier you involve us in the process, the easier it will be to make the right choices; we want to enable a smooth transition for both you and your employees.

We can provide advice on every aspect of the redundancy process including:

  • Risk management and advising on redundancy law
  • Helping you develop a fair redundancy procedure and selection criteria to minimise the risk of unfair dismissal claims
  • Advising on identifying and notifying your employees who are at risk of redundancy
  • Conducting the consultation process
  • Helping you calculate your employees’ entitlements, including contractual and statutory redundancy payments
  • Advising on notice periods and payment in lieu of notice
  • Advising on final redundancy packages
  • Representing your business during any redundancy dispute, including Employment Tribunal claims for unfair dismissal
  • TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings) considerations

Why choose our redundancy solicitors?

Our lawyers are dedicated to providing the highest quality of employment law advice and building strong, long-term relationships with our clients. Our team is led by Partner, James Wallbank who has a wide range of expertise in employment law and litigation. As well as advising on redundancy procedures, James and the team can help your business negotiate Settlement Agreements with unhappy employees and resolve disputes over allegations of unfair dismissal.

We approach all employment matters with a practical, commercially-minded outlook. We will take the time to get to know your business, your challenges and your goals so that we can recommend a course of action that works for you.

Our firm is independently recognised by the Law Society with the Lexcel legal practice quality mark for firms with the highest standards of client care, compliance and practice management. This means that you can trust us to handle your matter with all the due skill, care and attention you would expect of a competent and reliable law firm. This accreditation reflects our dedication to retaining clients and providing the best possible customer experience.

Pickering & Butters Solicitors is independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Get expert redundancy advice for employers

For tailored legal advice when considering redundancies, please get in touch with our Staffordshire solicitors in Stafford and Rugeley. Alternatively, fill in our online enquiry form for a quick response.