Redundancy Solicitors for Employees

If you have recently been made redundant and are worried that it was unfair, or that your legal rights as an employee have been infringed, the employment law solicitors at Clough & Willis can offer high quality legal advice at this difficult time. 

From our offices in Bolton and Bury, we have helped hundreds of employees find the resolution they deserve after being made redundant unlawfully. We are friendly, knowledgeable and experienced solicitors who will handle your case with the utmost care and diligence. 

Contact us today by calling 0800 083 0815 or fill out an online enquiry form and we will be in touch at a convenient time for you. 

What is redundancy?

An employee is classed as being made redundant where a dismissal is wholly or mainly due to: 

  • Surplus labour - Reorganisation of the business, or the introduction of new labour-saving devices, can lead to redundancies where fewer workers or different skills are required. In cases where fewer employees or different skills are required, an Employment Tribunal can determine the work an employee could be required to do under the contract of employment, not simply the work they did at the time of dismissal. 
  • Relocation of business - When a business moves from the place of employment of a particular worker, the distance between the old and new premises and inconvenience to the employee are used to decide if the move is sufficient to warrant a redundancy. 
  • Cessation of business - This happens when an employer has ceased, or intends to cease, the business for the purpose for which the employee was employed. 

What are my redundancy rights?

If you are an employee who has been made redundant, or if you are currently going through the redundancy process, you could be eligible to: 

  • Redundancy pay
  • An alternative employment role
  • Time to look for a new job
  • A paid notice period
  • A one-to-one consultation with your employer 

It is essential that, when selecting you for redundancy, your employer made the decision fairly. This means taking into account your length of service, disciplinary record, as well as your skills and experience. 

You should not be selected for redundancy on account of your age, gender, a disability, whether you are pregnant, your religious beliefs or political views. If you believe you have been discriminated against, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible. 

How much redundancy pay am I entitled to?

In most circumstances, you are entitled to redundancy pay if you have been with your current employer for two years or more, with a length of service capped at 20 years. 

The amount you are entitled to is determined by your age: 

  • People under 22 will receive half a week’s pay for each full year of service
  • Those aged between 22 and 41 will receive one week’s pay for each full year of service
  • People aged over 41 will receive one and a half week’s pay for each full year of service 

Weekly payments are capped at £508, and the maximum amount of statutory pay is £15,240.  If redundancy payments are under £30,000, no tax will be taken from the total amount. 

Attend our employment law clinic

We provide a free employment law clinic for employees at our Bury office between 14:00 and 17:00 every other Monday. In the free 20-minute appointment we will be able to assess and provide a realistic appraisal of your claim. To make an appointment, call us on 0800 083 0815 or fill out an online enquiry form and we will be in touch.

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