Sadly, employers are sometimes faced with the possibility of having to make staff redundant. For example, your committee or board might be forced to consider this if the organisation is having to close down or they do not have enough funding to keep paying staff.

Your board or committee is legally required to use a fair and objective way of selecting people to make redundant. If they are looking at the possibility of having to make less than twenty employees redundant, each employee should be given an individual consultation. You should also try and consider alternatives. Can the employee be offered an alternative position?

Employees who have worked for you for at least 2 years will have a right to statutory redundancy pay based on their weekly pay, age and continuous employment with you.