Redundancy can come out of the blue, or it may be the result of a long period of uncertainty. Whatever your situation, you’re likely to feel concerned about the future. Undoubtedly, you’ll have questions about the process and what it all means for you. Let Talbots Law help.
Here at Talbots Law, we’ve worked with employees of all levels – from junior to senior – and we have helped ensure that their employers treat them properly. From making sure you get the right amount of notice of redundancy, to getting the full entitlement to redundancy pay, to challenging your employer’s process and decisions – we’ve got you covered.
Why choose Talbots for advice on your redundancy?
When you instruct Talbots Law, we’ll look out for you. We’re here when you need us, supporting you with clear and pragmatic advice regarding redundancy. It’s advice that gets you the best possible deal; a good settlement package that enables you to move on, with confidence, to your next job. And it’s advice that puts you in the best position to stand up to unfair treatment.
Timing is everything. And that’s why we make ourselves available to discuss your situation as soon and as often as you’d like. When you have a question, or you’re worried about some aspect of your case, we want you to know that you can call us – and that we’ll have the answers.
We know that being made redundant leads to uncertainty, which is why we aim to keep our service as simple as possible. Our promise to you is to provide a jargon-free service, keeping things straightforward and explaining your options with clarity.
If your employer didn’t deal properly with your redundancy, you may be able to bring an unfair dismissal claim. Other potential employment law claims cold be lurking, too, and we’ll advise you on those. Our team is made up of redundancy solicitors who build solid cases for clients, and present cases in UK employment tribunals. As with all litigation, this comes at a cost. So we always try to negotiate a settlement and save you the time, money and stress of having to fight your case.
Whatever stage your redundancy is at, talk to us today. We’ll tell you straightaway if we think we will be able to help.
How can I tell if my employer is playing by the book, or if they’re just trying to get rid of me as cheaply as possible?
Unless you’re clued up on the rules of redundancy, it can be difficult to know what’s really going on. The truth is that employees often believe what their employer tells them. If the employer says “You can have two weeks’ pay because that’s all I’m supposed to pay you”, not all employees will challenge that; not all will know the full extent of their entitlement. Some will, of course. But even they might not have the confidence or the know-how to push their employer as far as they need to, or as far as they can, to get the best settlement.
And it’s not just about the money. Redundancy settlements can include all sorts of terms; a reference, a staff announcement, for example. There are loose ends to be tied, because a redundancy is the end of the employment contract. And you can have some say in that. Even if it appears that the balance of power might lies in your employer’s favour, as an employee you have very firm rights in all of this. You should make the most of them.
What if my employer is not able to pay my redundancy payment?
If your employer is unable to pay due to insolvency, you might be able to apply to the government for your redundancy payment to be paid from the National Insurance Fund. While it’s not guaranteed that you’ll receive the full amount, it is still possible to claim for up to 8 weeks wages, up to 6 weeks’ holiday pay, unpaid pension contributions and a basic award for unfair dismissal.
For more information regarding redundancy, give the specialist solicitors at Talbots Law a call on 0800 118 1500.
- Reyhana Koser
- Solicitor & Senior Associate
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