What is a genuine redundancy?

A redundancy is where the employee’s job is no longer needed. For the redundancy to be considered as ‘genuine’, it must be because the employer no longer requires the person’s job to be performed by anyone because of changes in the business. Depending on your terms of employment and the nature of the company, some businesses offer severance pay to those employees being made redundant.

The employee is to be given written notice of redundancy, in line with their period of continuous service. Employees over 45 years old who have been employed for at least two years are given an additional week of notice.

There are various eligibility requirements for an employee to be made redundant. For instance, the employee must have engaged in a period of continuous service with the employer for over 12 months. Additionally, they must be employed on a full-time or part-time status, NOT on a casual or temporary basis.

There may be other obligations and requirements that the employer and employee will be liable for. The team of Lawyers at Coutts will be able to assess your circumstances and advise you on appropriate action.

How can Coutts assist you?

Coutts Lawyers & Conveyancers will ensure to assist in minimising the impact on the employer as a result of a non-genuine redundancy claim.  We understand that complex nature of a redundancy issue and our team of professionals will endeavour to provide the support and expertise you need.

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