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Last updated on 27/02/2020

The following Employment precedent provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Policy—redundancy


    1. 1


      1. 1.1

        The Company is committed to providing job security for its employees. The Company will seek to avoid compulsory redundancies wherever possible. However, it recognises that there may be circumstances when staffing requirements change and compulsory redundancies cannot be avoided.

      1. 1.2

        Where compulsory redundancies are unavoidable, the Company will handle the redundancy exercise in a fair, consistent and sympathetic manner.

      1. 1.3

        In following the redundancy procedure set out in this policy, the Company will not discriminate directly or indirectly on grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Part-time workers and fixed-term employees will not be treated less favourably than full-time or permanent comparators.

      1. 1.4

        The aim of this policy is to set out the procedures that will be followed in cases of redundancy, ensuring compliance with employment law[ and relevant Acas guidance].

      1. 1.5

        This policy applies only to employees who are affected by a potential redundancy situation. It does not apply to agency workers, consultants or contractors, volunteers or casual workers.

      1. 1.6

        This policy has been [agreed OR implemented following consultation] with [[enter name of relevant trade union(s)] OR [enter name of works council] OR [enter name of staff association]].

      1. 1.7

        This policy does not form part of any employee’s contract of employment and the Company may amend or replace it at any time.[ The

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