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In difficult economic times, redundancies may be your only option. However, it is vitally important that you communicate well with employees and follow a fair redundancy process to avoid expensive unfair dismissal claims.

How we can help with the redundancy process:

  • Effective management of the redundancy process from start to finish.
  • Consideration of alternatives to redundancy such as pay cuts or reduction in hours.
  • Identifying selection pools and objective selection criteria.
  • Individual consultation with employees at risk of redundancy.
  • Collective consultation where 20 or more employees are being made redundant at the same establishment.
  • The election of employee representatives for collective consultation.
  • Advice on suitable alternative employment and trial periods.
  • Dealing with appeals.
  • Advice on the payments to be made to employees including the calculation of statutory redundancy pay.
  • Reorganisations and restructures.
  • Voluntary redundancy procedures.
  • Settlement agreements.
  • Mitigating the risk of discrimination issues.
  • Advice on dealing with unfair dismissal claims and claims for a failure to collectively consult.

We also regularly provide practical line manager training on handling redundancies.

How we’ve helped our clients

“Clive has provided advice to our company for many years now. His uncomplicated and pragmatic advice consistently provides us with clear direction on how to handle sensitive and potentially troublesome matters. His availability to take a call and talk through matters or turn-around documentation in short order is also invaluable. ”

John Donnelly – Cor Financial Group

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Redundancies Resources

30th August 2019

A Guide To Settlement Agreements

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30th August 2019

A Guide To Settlement Agreements

Employment Solicitor Sarah Hayes takes us through a guide to settlement agreements. Why are they beneficial? What should you need to know and what are the practical steps that need to be taken for them to be legally binding?

Show notes
00:28 What is a settlement agreement? Sarah defines what it means
00:48 What is the purpose of a settlement agreement and what will include
01:15 There are various benefits of having a settlement agreement – Sarah talks through what these are
02:00 How long does it take to agree the terms of a settlement agreement?
02:40 It is important to see a solicitor if you are issued with a settlement agreement – Sarah talks about how this works in practice
04:06 What happens if you want to negotiate the terms of your agreement and do you have to sign the agreement? Sarah explains in detail and what the implications are for you.
04:45 How do you know if you’re getting a fair deal?
05:30 What is the typical time frame for payments being made?

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