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being made redundant before being informed at interview by

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being made redundant before being informed at interview by company other people were aware before i attended interview can i legally challenge them
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 5 years ago.
Hello, my name is Ben and it is my pleasure to be able to assist with your question today. Please let me know how long have you worked there for?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

17 years in june

Expert:  Ben Jones replied 5 years ago.
so can you please explain exactly what happened?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

company reducing in size on personnal when attended interview they asked questions not relavent to my role within company not told until a week later

Expert:  Ben Jones replied 5 years ago.
What were you not told until a week later?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

not told i was being made redundant not sure of reason how they arrived at decision

Expert:  Ben Jones replied 5 years ago.
So you were advised that you are now being made redundant, this was confirmed formally with you, but you were not told how you were selected for redundancy?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.


Expert:  Ben Jones replied 5 years ago.
When a redundancy situation arises the employer has a duty to hold individual consultations with employees at risk before they are formally made redundant. Whilst there is no specific list of topics to be discussed, they would generally include reasons for the redundancy, what attempts the employer has made to try and avoid having to make people redundant, any suitable alternative employment that may be available, the selection methods used, etc. Whatever happens there has to be a genuine attempt to hold a productive consultation with the employee so that they know what is going on.

Failure to consult by the employer can make the whole redundancy unfair so it is something you can use to challenge the process sop far. You re able to appeal the redundancy with the employer first. If that fails and they still proceed with it, all you can do is make a claim for unfair dismissal in the employment tribunal.

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