One of the many consequences of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is that organisations are contemplating a range of workforce measures, including redundancies.. 
 
Conciliation service ACAS said calls to its redundancy advice line almost tripled in June and July. 
We understand that no employer will find the experience of making employees redundant easy or pleasant. 
 
However, where redundancies are necessary, following good principles of redundancy management will help protect against tribunal claims, as well as minimising the stress for departing employees and the potentially negative impact on redundancy survivors' morale. 
 
These include ensuring that a proper consultation exercise is carried out as early as practicable, and that fair and consistent selection criteria are applied where this is necessary. 
 
We can help you every step of the way, from helping you prepare a business case, to scripting out how to run consultation meetings and preparing all the necessary correspondence. 
 
We can also attend individual and collective consultation meetings as needed. 
 
We’ve been supporting companies with their pandemic redundancy needs since May, as many have not been able to afford to wait until the current Job Retention Scheme finishes at the end of October.  
 
This includes managing the redundancy of employees who are furloughed. 
If you would like a free no-obligation conversation, please get in touch. No need to sign up to a fixed term or lengthy retainer package. 
 
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