Redundancy is the term used for a situation when a person is dismissed as redundant if the dismissal is wholly or mainly attributable to:

An employer who has ceased or intends to cease:

  • To carry on the business for which the employee was employed or
  • To carry on that business in the place where the employee was so employed or
  • The fact  that the requirements of the business:
    • For employee(s) to carry out work of a particular kind or
    • For employee(s) to carry out work of a particular kind in the place where the employee was employed by the employer have ceased or diminished or are expected to cease or diminish.   The words cease or diminish can mean temporarily or permanently and for any reason.

Types of redundancy claim

The two most common claims in the redundancy arena are:

Unfair redundancy:         

People often think of the term “redundancy” as its own reason for bringing a case.     A dismissal on the basis of an unfair redundancy procedure, process or decision etc is however, a branch of unfair dismissal.   

Right to a redundancy payment:

There is in certain circumstances a right to a redundancy payment and when the employer does not make that payment, this is when this issue is likely to arise.

We can help people who find themselves in this situation pursue their previous employer directly and/or through an employment tribunal.    We can also help by providing advice prior to the termination of employment.

Can I claim?

The law imposes certain criteria on various aspects of a case for redundancy claims and you will therefore need to contact us to enable us to determine whether you have a valid claim for unfair dismissal on the grounds of redundancy and/or a redundancy payment.

We can help

We can help people who find themselves in these situations as well as many other related situations.

We work with experts who specialise in identifying and confirming such negligence and/or breach of duty and whose evidence will assist in the outcome of your claim.

Where there has been a loss we can pursue your claim through negotiation, mediation and failing these, through the Court or Tribunal system.

What to do next

The first thing to do is to contact us.

Where available we seek to invoke legal expenses insurance that a lot of people have but not a lot of people realise they have.

When you contact us we will do all the work with regard to identifying whether you have it and we will also deal directly with the insurer, which means that you can sit back and as much as possible, relax.

There are some situations in which this may not be available and wherever viable we may be able to deal with a case on a no win no fee basis.   You will be provided with all material you need in relation to a no win no fee agreement should that be necessary.

We have a friendly and dedicated team and we are waiting for your call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0151 489 9900 (Liverpool) or 01782 20 60 20 (Stoke on Trent).

Or you can simply click here to complete our “quick form” and a member of our team will review it and contact you shortly.


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