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Redundancy is a potentially fair reason for dismissal, but may involve the employer having to make a statutory or contractual redundancy payment to the employee.
This area of law is complex and the procedures to be followed will vary widely. It is essential that any potential redundancies are well planned and meet a fair procedure is designated and followed.
Some specific rules apply in relation to the planned redundancies of 20 or more employees.