Can a part time employee be made redundant in a restructuring?

Can a part time employee be made redundant in a restructuring?

An employer plans to make redundancies and is considering making their part-time worker redundant, rather than the full-time employees. Martin Brewer and Esther Smith advise on following a fair procedure. We are looking at restructuring our field staff.

What happens if you make a position redundant?

If you’re considering making a position redundant by restructuring, don’t assume you don’t need to follow the usual process. Just because the job role is no longer needed, doesn’t mean you’re safe from unfair dismissal claims. Here’s everything you need to consider:

Do you need to follow a fair redundancy procedure?

You need to follow a fair redundancy procedure. That means looking at the correct pool from which you will be selecting the redundant employee. It seems clear to me that you have a pool of three. The fact is that you require two full time jobs to be done. Query whether that requires two full time employees.

When to seek advice on redundancy, restructure and reorganisation?

You should seek advice if changing terms and conditions is being considered as an option. If you are dealing with a redundancy, restructure or reorganisation issue, then we can help. Please call us on 01243 836840 for a no obligation chat, or email us at [email protected]

An employer plans to make redundancies and is considering making their part-time worker redundant, rather than the full-time employees. Martin Brewer and Esther Smith advise on following a fair procedure. We are looking at restructuring our field staff.

Can a company make you redundant without a selection process?

last in, first out (employees with the shortest length of service are selected first) Your employer can make you redundant without having to follow a selection process if your job no longer exists, for example if: your employer is closing down a whole operation in a company and making all the employees working in it redundant

You need to follow a fair redundancy procedure. That means looking at the correct pool from which you will be selecting the redundant employee. It seems clear to me that you have a pool of three. The fact is that you require two full time jobs to be done. Query whether that requires two full time employees.

Do you get statutory redundancy pay if your company merges?

Employees who have two years’ service or more have the right to not be unfairly dismissed and the right to statutory redundancy pay. If your company is undergoing a merger or transfer, your employees may be protected by the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulations.