Redundancy is when you dismiss an employee because you no longer:
- carry out the business they're employed for
- carry out business in the place where they're employed
- need them to carry out work of a particular kind
If you make employees redundant, they have a number of rights and may also be entitled to redundancy pay.
All employees under notice of redundancy have the right to:
- be offered suitable alternative employment
- a trial period in the alternative role without losing any right to redundancy pay
- reasonable time off to look for a new job or arrange training
- not to be unfairly selected for redundancy
Employers must try to find suitable alternative employment within the organisation for employees they've made redundant.
Employees have the right to a trial period without losing the right to redundancy pay if they accept an alternative role.