Redundancy can be an emotional time for both staff and employers. It is usually the last resort for a company to have to make redundancies. If this is a decision as an employer you must make, some processes need to be followed.

A redundancy process must be fair, and as an employer, you must be seen to not discriminate in any way.

If your employer is having to make redundancies, they will need to consult with you, in the current climate, this may be done by video call or over the phone.

Your employer should give you the chance to discuss the redundancy procedure, what they are planning and if you are at risk of being made redundant. You can put your point across at to why you believe you should not be made redundant, and if you have any issues within the process. Your employer should be able to explain the process of how they have selected people for the redundancy process.

As an employee, you can only be made redundant if the job you were employed to do is no longer needed. Redundancy can happen if an employer has plans to change the location of the business, close a part of the business or change how the company is going to work.

An employer cannot make you redundant because of performance so any work issues you have had should not be considered on this procedure. Also, if you have raised a complaint at work or your employer is not happy with you for some reason, he/she can still not use that as a reason to make you redundant.