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Implementing redundancies is seldom a welcome task for any business or organisation. At the same time, however, business objectives have to be achieved and working out how best to proceed can be tricky. To avoid claims of unfair dismissal or discrimination employers need to follow the correct HR procedures and apply them objectively and fairly.
How Quantrills can help your organisation
The employment law solicitors from Quantrills can help you decide what to do and when. Using our considerable experience we can recommend the right strategic approach and ensure your organisation’s full compliance with HR best practice and employment law.
Most employers have varying requirements for employment law and HR advice. This is why we don’t rely on stock answers or scripted advice which could limit or restrict what you can do. Our advice is bespoke to you and will reflect your way of doing things and attitude towards risk.
Whatever level of support you ask for one of our employment law solicitors can advise you every step of the way; from answering one-off general queries to helping you design and carry out a large scale redundancy scheme.
Step-by-step advice and procedures
We can give you advice as you go and prepare step-by-step advice procedures for you to follow, draft bespoke letters and supporting documentation, including settlement agreements, to make sure your dismissals for redundancy proceed as smoothly as possible, on time and with the minimum of unforeseen problems.
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Pool of Selection
Correctly identifying which employees are at risk of redundancy is a key task. We can advise on the correct pool of selection, taking into account the latest case law.
Objective Selection Criteria
Using inappropriate criteria or applying unjustified scores can lead to an unfair dismissal claim. We can help resolve disputes about the selection criteria and allocated scores.
Inadequate consultation with affected employees can lead to unfair dismissal claims. Ask for our guidance on how to hold best practice meaningful consultation.
Alternative Employment Offers
Disputes about offers of suitable alternative employment can cause uncertainty for both employer and employee. We can advise on the legal merits of an employee’s refusal to accept an alternative job.
Enhanced Redundancy Severance Terms
We can advise on your organisation’s statutory redundancy obligations, notice pay and other payments to be made on dismissal. If you are looking to offer enhanced severance terms we can help you design these, taking into account tax and discrimination issues.
Customised Training for Your Managers
For your managers we can deliver customised legal and HR training so that they feel confident and well-prepared for any eventuality as they work through the redundancy process with their staff.
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