Redundancy is a change in company circumstances that unfortunately impacts your role. Being made redundant can be a very emotional experience, even when it’s carried out fairly.
You can be made redundant without the company running a selection process if:
- your employer is closing down a whole operation in a company and making all the employees working in it redundant
- you’re the only employee in your part of the organisation
You may be offered a different job if one is available. Where a team is reducing in size, you can also be asked to reapply for your own job but will not be redundant unless you are unsuccessful and until your employer makes you redundant.
Your employer has to apply a fair and objective way of selecting you for redundancy. They could select people by:
- last in, first out (employees with the shortest length of service are selected first)
- asking for volunteers (self-selection)
- disciplinary records
- staff appraisal markings, skills, qualifications and experience