LRD Booklets February 2002

Redundancy law - a trade unionist's guide

Introduction (696 words)

The events of 11 September 2001 had an almost immediate effect on jobs. Research published in the Labour Research Department (LRD) magazine Labour Research ...

1. Defining redundancy (3284 words)

Not every situation in which employees lose their jobs is necessarily covered by redundancy laws. To get statutory rights to redundancy pay and to ...

2. Consulting representatives and individuals (3766 words)

Employers have a legal duty to consult with representatives and individual workers over redundancies. The obligations to representatives and individuals are different, as this ...

3. Selecting employees for redundancy (3345 words)

Under section 98 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 96), a dismissal for redundancy comes within one of the "fair" reasons for dismissal. ...

4. Offers of alternative work (1597 words)

An employer is obliged to consider offering suitable alternative work if it is available. This might include considering whether employment was available in other ...

5. Redundancy pay, insolvency, taxation and state benefits (2922 words)

This chapter explains the rights that employees have under the statutory redundancy payments scheme. It draws on examples from workplace occupational schemes that improve ...

6. Lay offs and short-time working (1549 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 ...

Further information (233 words)

The Labour Research Department produces a range of legal and bargaining information, available from LRD, 78 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8HF, 020 7928 3649, ...