LRD Booklets September 2011

Redundancy law - a practical guide

Introduction (1,321 words)

A clear understanding of redundancy law and associated workers’ rights has never been more important than in the current economic climate. As ...
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1. Redundancy policies in practice (3,941 words)

In bad times, good redundancy policies come into their own. In a Labour Research Department (LRD) survey of 134 unionised workplaces carried out in ...
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2. Individual redundancy — the law (4,401 words)

Not every situation in which employees lose jobs through no fault of their own is covered by redundancy law, and confusingly, "redundancy" has two ...
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3. Rights to collective and individual consultation (10,351 words)

An employer has a legal duty to consult employee representatives if it is proposing to make 20 or more redundancies. It should also consult ...
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4. Selecting employees for redundancy (8,418 words)

In many workplaces where unions organise, there will be an agreed procedure for selecting for redundancy. A redundancy procedure will rarely be ...
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5. Offers of alternative work (3,245 words)

An employer should consider offering suitable alternative work to a potentially redundant employee if available. This might include employment ...
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6. Redundancy pay, insolvency, taxation and state benefits (5,597 words)

This Chapter explains employees’ rights under the statutory redundancy payments scheme. It also looks at the law governing contractual ...
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7. Lay-offs and short-time working (1,686 words)

An employer facing financial difficulties or a reduction in work may attempt to lay-off employees or put them on short-time working for a specified ...
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Further information (468 words)

Throughout this booklet, references are made to the relevant statutes (legislation). Copies of these can be obtained directly from The Stationery ...
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