Redundancy can take several forms, but is almost always used to keep a company afloat while it goes through a period of structural change, technological advancement or where forces making are the company less profitable.

It also presents a difficult situation for all involved. For employers looking to safeguard their business from every legal angle, it’s essential to understand all aspects of redundancy before starting the process.

This comprehensive guide covers the various types of redundancy and all important considerations relating to employers and their workforce. If redundancy cannot be avoided in any way, a key starting point is to understand statutory rights, payment provisions, dismissal periods and, above all, to follow a fair redundancy procedure with consultation and communication at the forefront at all times.

However, due to the range of complexities involved in the redundancy process, it is highly recommended that expert advice is sought to reduce the risk of making mistakes throughout each stage of the process.