How long after a role is redundant?
Therefore, generally, you should not recruit into a role that you have made redundant for a minimum of 6 months after the termination date of the employee. The topics this post covers are: Making Sure You’re Using Redundancy Properly.
Can you be made redundant when off sick with stress?
The short answer to the question is yes, you can make someone redundant when they are off sick – but as with any dismissal, you are taking a risk, and how big that risk is will depend on the circumstances.
When do you need to make a redundant employee?
It is essential that you keep in mind that it is the role that is being made redundant, not the person who is performing that role. Redundancy arises when you no longer need the role in your business. This can be a very challenging situation that needs to be handled with care.
What was the highest number of redundancies in history?
The wave of redundancies sparked by the coronavirus pandemic have set a series of grim new records. The number of workers made redundant hit its highest ever three-month tally between July and September amid the economic fallout of the pandemic. 314,000 roles were lost in the quarter alone, which also marked the biggest quarterly leap on record.
How long does it take for redundancy consultation to start?
During the consultation process they will need to discuss alternatives to redundancy and show how they are keeping the numbers affected to a minimum. If more than 20 employees are being made redundant the consultation must start at least 30 days before any dismissals take effect.
When is a dismissal a case of genuine redundancy?
A dismissal is a case of genuine redundancy when: the employer no longer requires the person’s job to be performed by anyone because of changes in the operational requirements of the employer’s enterprise, AND
What happens if you are made redundant on grounds of redundancy?
When your employer decided to make you redundant, they had to re-activate your contract in order to dismiss you on grounds of redundancy. If you were made redundant and you were not required to work out your notice you are entitled to payment in lieu of notice which is your normal pay for that notice period.
How long does it take to recruit new employees after redundancy?
There is no set period after a redundancy process that you must wait before you can recruit new employees. However, you should be mindful when advertising for new staff that former employees whom you made redundant may see these and use them to challenge whether the redundancy was genuine.
When to use the four week rule and redundancy pay?
Furthermore, you are entitled to a four-week trial period (not to be confused with the four-week rule) to assess the suitability of a new job, where it differs wholly or partly from your previous employment, without losing your entitlement to redundancy pay. What if I agree to a trial period, but decide the new job is not for me?
Do you get notice of redundancy when you are put on short time work?
No. When your employer gives you notice, your notice entitlement is based on your full-time work. When you were put on short-time work, your contract of employment was temporarily suspended. When your employer decided to make you redundant, they had to re-activate your contract in order to dismiss you on grounds of redundancy.