Our Employment Law Dundee solicitors can help you with redundancy advice should you be facing such a situation. In general an employee will be redundant if the entire business in which he or she worked closes down, or if the business continues to trade, but there is no longer a requirement at the employee's particular place of work for workers of the employee's type. Procedures require to be followed in the selection process of those employees to be made redundant. We can also advise on arrangements for voluntary redundancies and Settlement Agreements.
In order to qualify for redundancy payments the employee in question must have been in continuous employment with the employer for at least 2 years prior to the date of dismissal. There are, however, some workers who will be excluded from this rule - contact us today to find out more about this.
A Settlement Agreement is often used in situations of voluntary redundancy. Such an agreement terminates the employer-employee relationship and the payment is often greater than would be paid in a redundancy situation. Employees should obtain legal advice on such matters.
Statutory Redundancy is the minimum payment allowed by law to be made in a redundancy dismissal. To qualify for payment, an employee must have at least two years' continuous employment with their employer.
The size of payments will depend on employee's length of service, age and weekly pay. As a guide your minimum statutory redundancy payments would be as follows: half a week's pay for Half a week's pay for each complete year of service below the age of 22; • One week's pay for each year between 22 and 40; and • One and a half week's pay for each year above the age of 41. To find out more about statutory redundancy contact our Employment Law Dundee employment lawyers.
If are going to be made redundant, or have been made redundant, then you are entitled to work your notice period, go on gardening leave, or receive pay in lieu of notice. Check your employment contract for details of this, or contact us for assistance. In redundancy situations all employers have to follow procedures - contact our solicitors at Employment Law Dundee if you need advice on this. Call us on 01382 281 550 or complete our online enquiry form.