If you have been notified that you are to be made redundant from your job, or if you have recently been made redundant, it can be a traumatic and worrying time for you and your family. You may feel that you have been treated unfairly, or you may have doubts about how the decision has been made. Our Employment Law Inverness solicitors are specialists in employment law and can help you check that the redundancy procedure has been followed by your employer. If the proper consultancy methods, notice period and selection process have not been followed properly, then you may be able to make a claim for unfair dismissal and claim compensation through the employment tribunal.
Every employer must fulfil certain criteria when making staff redundant. The decision must be based on genuine need, and must not be discriminatory. For instance, you must not be selected for redundancy based on race, age, sex, or pregnancy. The employer must be able to demonstrate their reasons (such as a disciplinary record). If you feel that you may have been discriminated against when you were made redundant, or if you do not understand the decision your employer has taken, our team of specialist Inverness employment lawyers will be able to help you understand your employer’s actions and your own circumstances, and identify whether there has been malpractice. You may be able to make a discrimination claim in the employment tribunal or approach the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Your employer may have offered you the opportunity to take voluntary redundancy. When this is offered, you are still entitled to your redundancy pay and the dismissal procedures must still be followed correctly. Also, when making staff redundant, employers must consider whether they can offer an alternative job. You need to carefully consider whether or not you accept such an offer, because based on the hours, the pay, and the working conditions, the offer may be unfair and you may still be able to make a claim for unfair dismissal. Our employment lawyers will be able to examine your whole situation and advise you on the next steps to take.
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