When can a role be made redundant?

When can a role be made redundant?

Your workplace closes or moves You can be made redundant if the business closes down where you work. This is a genuine reason for redundancy. If you’ll have been working for your employer for at least 2 years by the time you leave your employer should see if they can offer you a different job.

How much does a role need to change to be redundant?

In no case has the Court said that a change of 20 percent in the duties of a role will always mean that the role is redundant. Nevertheless, a 20-percent change to an employee’s role remains a useful guide for determining whether there has been enough change to say the role is different.

Do I legally have to give 3 months notice?

You are duty bound to honour the notice period specified in your contract of employment, whether that’s one week, one month or three. If you have signed a legally binding contract, it is enforceable by law. It’s in both parties interest to remain on good terms throughout the notice period.

What happens if I don’t serve my notice period?

1) There is no way that the company can force you to serve the full notice period. 2) The clause in the employment agreement usually states “ninety days’ written notice or three (3) months’ gross salary in lieu thereof”. Therefore if you are willing to pay the company should not raise any objections.

What makes a role redundant?

Redundancy is when an employer reduces their workforce because a job or jobs are no longer needed. However, if you lose your job and they get someone in to fill it that is NOT a redundancy.

How long after redundancy can you recruit for the same role?

Therefore, generally, you should not recruit into a role that you have made redundant for a minimum of 6 months after the termination date of the employee.

Why was I made redundant in my department?

The reasons for the redundancy are given as cost-cutting and that my department has been reviewed and the employer feels only two people are needed (those two roles which would remain are my junior reports).

Can a person be made redundant after an apprenticeship?

This would include an apprentice carrying out the role after the previous employee was made redundant. However, they should have offered this role (and the pay) to you before hiring the new person. If they didn’t do that (therefore didn’t offer you ‘alternative employment’) then you may have a claim for unfair dismissal.

Can a person on maternity be made redundant?

Yes, it’s perfectly valid to make a role redundant at any time, regardless of whether the person in the role is on maternity. However the company then has to offer any alternative role to the person on maternity. Only if there is no alternative role can the person on maternity be made redundant. So it’s perfectly possible to do]

Can a company make you redundant if the job advertised is not the same?

Even if the job advertised is not the same as the one you did, but is sufficiently close that you might be able to do it, you could still have a case. This is because your employer should have actively investigated the possibility of suitable alternative employment for you when you were faced with redundancy.