Redundancy can be an exceptionally testing time, for both employee and employer. For this reason it can be desirable to take advice from a specialist redundancy solicitor
From the business perspective, it is important to act lawfully by adopting a redundancy procedure that is fair. If redundancy consultation results in termination of employment for an employee, then contractual notice of termination should be served (or payment made in lieu of notice) and statutory redundancy paid (where the employee is eligible).
As part of the redundancy programme organisations may further decide to offer their staff an extra (or ‘ex-gratia’) payment. Where redundancy is handled fairly there will be no legal necessity to pay this extra compensation, however businesses may value the additional security that a settlement agreement offers by way of the employees’ pledge to refrain from litigation.
You can consult the following sections for a definition of redundancy and best practice for conducting a redundancy programme:
If your employer has just told you that you are at risk of redundancy then we can advise you about the steps your employer should take next. If the redundancy is not conducted fairly then your redundancy lawyer can assist you to negotiate compensation.Get in touch
For employers it is crucial to understand the law to avoid the prospect of litigation. Your specialsit redundancy solicitor will advise you across the process from start to finish; clarifying your grounds, explaining the consultation and selection process and drafting relevant correspondence.Get in touch
When are they used? What is in them? Use our guide to understand more about settlement agreements
Depends on a variety of factors. We will advise about the particulars of your situation and explain how much compensation is appropriate
Is a settlement agreement offered when employees are redundant? Find out more on our redundancy pages
We seek to address your legal needs in a way that suits you. For certain matters we can offer a fixed fee arrangement. Learn more about costs with Aeon settlements
Discover more about the terms that the employer will include in the settlement agreement.