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Redundancy; an employer’s perspective

What is redundancy?

Redundancy occurs when you either have a reduced need for work of a particular kind, or work at a particular location, and therefore make the business decision to dismiss employees in order to reduce the size of the workforce. Redundancy usually falls within one of the following categories:

  • Business closure (closure of the business altogether).
  • Workplace closure (closure of one of several sites, or relocation to a new site).
  • Diminishing need for employees to do work of a particular kind. (we would discuss work of a particular kind with you, and what that means, to establish whether this is the case)

You may decide to make redundancies for a variety of reasons, including:


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