Can you be unfairly made redundant?

Can you be unfairly made redundant?

Your employer might have made you redundant when actually you’ve been unfairly dismissed. If you think you shouldn’t have been made redundant or you think that your employer didn’t follow the process correctly, you might be able to make a claim to an employment tribunal for unfair dismissal.

What can I do if I think my redundancy is unfair?

You should speak to your employer if you don’t think they’re following a fair redundancy process or you think you’ve been unfairly selected. You could write a letter, explaining why you think your redundancy is unfair and asking them to reconsider their decision.

Can you claim unfair dismissal and discrimination?

Claiming unfair dismissal and discrimination at the same time. there is no cap on the amount of compensation you can get for financial loss under a discrimination claim, but there is a cap on the compensatory award for unfair dismissal.

Can you be fired during redundancy?

So in theory – as long as you follow procedure properly and have the evidence to do so – if an employee commits gross misconduct, they can be sacked immediately, even during a notice period.

How do I know if my redundancy is fair?

Check if your redundancy is fair

  1. Contact your nearest Citizens Advice if you need help at any stage.
  2. Check if your employer has discriminated.
  3. Check if you’ve been chosen for a fair reason.
  4. Make sure your employer holds a group consultation if they’re making at least 20 people redundant.

How much notice does an employer have to give to make you redundant?

The statutory redundancy notice periods are: at least one week’s notice if employed between one month and 2 years. one week’s notice for each year if employed between 2 and 12 years. 12 weeks’ notice if employed for 12 years or more.

Is redundancy a fair reason for dismissal?

Redundancy is one of the fair reasons for dismissal but it must fall within the statutory definition and the selection of employees for redundancy must follow a fair procedure.

Can I dismiss an employee on furlough?

Can an employee be fired while on furlough? Yes, if there is a strong business reason for doing so. However, an employer must follow the correct procedure otherwise it may amount to unfair dismissal.