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We regularly work with businesses as they undertake major reorganisation and collective (large-scale) redundancies. At these critical times, you need the legal advice and services of highly knowledgeable and experienced Employment Lawyers to ensure your business is compliant with the law but also achieves a successful transition.
Our name has developed weight and credibility due to our advanced understanding of employment law and our commitment to achieving your business goals. If you have any concerns about reorganisation or redundancies, please contact us today to discuss your needs.
What is the law on collective redundancies?
Collective redundancies occur when a business plans to dismiss as redundant 20 or more employees within a period of 90 days or less. In large-scale redundancy situations, the employer has a legal duty to consult with the affected employees (individual consultation) and their representatives (collective consultation) and also notify the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
The collective consultation process for large-scale redundancies is set out by statute and requires the business to:
- Consult with any recognised trade union or other elected employee representatives
- Begin the consultation process at least 30 days (where there are between 20 and 99 proposed redundancies) or 45 days (where 100 or more employees are to be made redundant) before the first dismissal
- Consult on avoiding or reducing the proposed redundancies and how to limit the impact of the dismissals
- Disclose certain information to the appropriate representatives, including the reasons for the planned redundancies and the selection process for the redundancies
- Notify BEIS at least 30 or 45 days before the first dismissal
This is a complicated area of law which has significant consequences; failure to follow the procedure can lead to a maximum protective award of up to 90 days’ gross pay for each affected employee.
How can Partners Employment Lawyers help?
If you are considering a collective redundancy, we can help steer your business through the legal procedure required so you are able to manage the process as quickly and smoothly as possible. We provide advice and training tailored to your business objectives as well as a range of legal services provided by our trusted partner Excello Law.
Reorganisation & Redundancy Lawyers London
Our Employment Lawyers are based in London and work with business clients operating throughout England. For advice and legal services relating to reorganisation and redundancies, contact our approachable and professional team – call 0207 374 6546 now or contact us online.