Sometimes it’s necessary to review your businesses practices and to make changes to streamline them. Or perhaps your business is starting to branch into a slightly different direction or you’re planning to merge with another business making restructuring necessary. For your employees this can be a worrying time; there will be concerns as to whether there will still be a role for them and, if this is the case, whether this will involve relocation.
Our employment law specialists are well aware that, in these circumstances, you need to tread really carefully as a business, as a wrong move could result in one or more of your employees bringing an unfair dismissal claim against you.
A redundancy situation typically arises when restructuring your company leads to an employee’s role being obsolete. You may also have a situation where, whilst the role still exists, it will need to be in a different location, maybe due to merging with another business. If the latter is the case, you might want to offer your employee/s either the chance to continue that job (for which changes will be needed to their contracts) or maybe, a redundancy package. Redundancies can also arise on many business reorganisations.
Whatever situation your business is faced with our employment law solicitors are here to navigate you through these changes, and to advise you as to redundancies which may need to take place or changes to your employees’ contracts, so that your business can avoid being on the receiving end of a claim.