Redundancy

Redundancy has a specific technical meaning and is often misunderstood by employers and employees alike. Redundancy is defined as where the employer has ceased to carry on business for the purposes of which the employee was employed or to carry on business in the place where the employee was employed or where the requirements of the business for work of a particular kind has ceased or diminished either entirely or in the place where the employee worked. Not only does the employer have to ensure that the employee is genuinely redundant but also that a fair redundancy procedure is followed to be confident that the dismissal will be held fair.