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Going Through Redundancy

Your employer may only make you redundant if there is a genuine redundancy situation.  You cannot be made redundant based on your performance or conduct issues.

Even where there is a genuine redundancy situation, your employer must follow a minimum procedure before it dismisses any employees.

Your company should:

  • consult with you about the situation and the procedure
  • use fair criteria to select people for redundancy
  • look at other jobs that it might be able to offer you instead
  • allow you to appeal against a decision to make you redundant.


Depending on how many employees are affected, your employer may be required by law to comply with special consultation requirements.

If you are made redundant but there was another reason for your dismissal, you may be able to make an employment tribunal claim for unfair dismissal. Contact our specialist employment solicitors who will be able to assess your claim and help you take the best course of action.

See also compromise/settlement agreement