Redundancies & settlement agreements
Redundancy and reorganisation situations can be difficult for all those involved. Our employment solicitors offer clear and timely tailor-made advice to guide you through the process and have extensive experience advising employers on dealing with:
- Whether there is a redundancy situation
- Effective strategies for making redundancies
- Formulating selection matrixes
- Collective consultation
- Electing employee representatives
- When to notify the Secretary of State
- Redundancy payments and bonuses
- Settlement agreements – including template settlement agreements and large scale restructure support with automated log and track process.
If you are making large scale redundancies and want to ensure your employees get sound and independent advice, we would be happy to join your panel, using the automated process to manage large numbers of agreements, whilst giving your employees the one to one solicitor advice and care they need.
There’s more information on our FAQ’s about settlements agreements and redundancies
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