Employees have the right not to be unfairly selected for redundancy.
As an employee, you’re likely to feel a lot of emotions – sadness, anger, hopelessness. However, if you are made redundant, it’s important that you make sure you know your rights and what benefits you’re entitled to.
These are some of the questions you should ask: –
- Any thoughts you have had regarding ways in which your redundancy might be avoided, e.g. losing agency or temporary workers first.
- The reasons for redundancies being considered.
- How you have been selected as being at risk and who else is at risk.
- How the employer proposes selecting which employees to retain and which to make redundant (e.g. will it be last in, first out?)
- If you think that the selection criteria are discriminatory, you should challenge this.
- Whether the employer has any other positions available, and if so, might you be considered for them, and if not, why not?
- You might also wish to ask what your entitlements will be if you are made redundant. Some employers will pay only statutory redundancy pay, whereas others are more generous.
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