What are the three golden rules to follow when faced with a redundancy situation and what are the potential pitfalls?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 3 October 2017
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Once again, A&L Goodbody is delighted to share ideas on how to manage difficult employment situations with the Legal-Island community. While last month we focused on issues that arise at the start of an employment relationship when it comes to recruitment, this month we are shining a spotlight on the end of an employment relationship – redundancy situations in particular.

While there is no bullet-proof way of effecting redundancies, adhering to the following three golden rules will ensure that you as an employer are well on your way to securing a solid defence to a claim for unfair dismissal:
(1) ensure a genuine redundancy situation exists;
(2) ensure the employee was fairly selected

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