It is important that if you are facing redundancy, you seek expert legal advice from a specialist Solicitor who can make sure that your legal rights are protected. At Hodgkinsons Solicitors, Skegness, our Employment Law Solicitors are experts in advising on all aspects of redundancy. To speak with one of our Specialists call us on 01754 897150 or submit an online contact form.
Facing a redundancy can be a stressful experience, but by getting the redundancy advice you need from our expert Solicitors can be straightforward. All employees have rights, and if these rights have been infringed, it is vital to instruct a Solicitor. Companies generally make employees redundant in three circumstances:
- The business is closing;
- The place of work is being relocated;
- The work carried out is no longer required.
If none of these reasons apply to your case, you may have an employment tribunal claim for unfair dismissal, however, if you are facing redundancy and the process was fair, our Solicitors can still provide you with legal advice regarding your terms of redundancy and what steps to take next.
Whilst employers have the right to make employees redundant, in order to do so they are required to follow strict processes. At Hodgkinsons we can help to assess your situation and determine whether your employer has followed the correct process. Our Employment Solicitors can help you to:
- Make sure you receive your entitled length of notice;
- Make sure you receive your entitled redundancy pay;
- Challenge your redundancy if it is unfair;
- Appeal against your redundancy;
- Secure time off for job searching;
- Challenge cases of transferred redundancy.
All employees are protected by statutory redundancy provisions, and these provide protection to anyone who works under a contract of service. The amount of redundancy pay and length of notice you will receive will depend on the length of time that you have been employed by your Company. Whether you have been made redundant entirely or you have been put on short time working, you may be entitled to claim a statutory severance payment from your employer. Our Solicitors will be able to determine what you are owed. If you believe that you have been made redundant in an unfair manner, our Solicitors can also help you to challenge your dismissal. You should not be selected for redundancy due to your age, gender, disability or pregnancy, and if you are, this is classed as unfair dismissal.
In some cases, transferred redundancy may occur, which is otherwise known as “bumping in redundancy”. Bumping in redundancy occurs when a redundant employee is transferred to another position, making the employee in that position redundant. Whilst redundancy bumping is legal, it is important that the redundant employee seeks legal advice to challenge this loss. If your employer has gone into liquidation and you believe that they will not be unable to pay you your statutory redundancy payment, you may be able to make a claim through the Redundancy Payments Service, and our Solicitors can help you to do so. In some cases, employers may offer a severance package, often known as a Compromise Agreement or Settlement Agreement, if this has happened, we recommend that you immediately seek legal advice before signing it. It is often the case that employers will usually contribute towards or pay the cost for the legal advice you have sought.
Warning: It is important to note that a Settlement/Compromise Agreement is not legally binding unless it is signed by a Solicitor or other qualified legal advisor who has been instructed to advise you.
At Hodgkinsons Solicitors, Skegness, we have a dedicated Team of Employment Solicitors who are able to assist with any type of employment claim, with particular knowledge in Redundancy Claims. Our experts have the ability, knowledge and experience to act for a wide variety of professionals and individuals, providing only the best professional, yet friendly service. If you are facing a redundancy, whether it is deemed as fair or unfair, Hodgkinsons can help you to determine what you are owed and help you throughout the process to obtain what is deserved. We always recommend that you seek advice regarding how much your case is worth, what your position is and the options available to you.
If you would like expert legal advice regarding redundancy, our Specialists will be happy to discuss your case with you. To get in touch call Hodgkinsons Solicitors, Skegness, on 01754 897150 or submit an online contact form now and a member of the Team will be in touch. Whether you believe your employer failed to follow the correct procedure, or you believe your dismissal was unfair, Hodgkinsons Employment Solicitors can help you. Our Team of Experts have many years of knowledge in this specific area of law and they have an exceptional reputation in acting for a variety of professionals both locally and nationwide. Whether you are located in the East Midlands, rural Lincolnshire, Skegness or surrounding areas including Boston, Lincoln, Louth or Grimsby, Hodgkinsons can help you to get the justice you deserve.