Module 1: Introduction

Overview of redundancy

Module 2: Definition of Redundancy and Challenging Fairness

Definition of redundancy
Restructure v redundancy
Qualifying for a redundancy payment
Three common mistakes made by employers

Module 3: Avoiding Redundancies

Recruitment freeze
Lay-off and short time working
Voluntary redundancy
Salary deferrals
Reducing working hours or salary
Other ways of avoiding redundancy

Module 4: Choosing your selection pool

The ‘pool of one’
Narrow v wide pools
Two rules to select your pool
Consulting over the pool

Module 5: Choosing your selection criteria

Objective v subjective
Common criteria
Length of service
Attendance, absence and disability
Cost of employment

Module 6: Scoring and individual consultation

The scoring process
Communicating scores
Individual consultation
Impact of furlough
Dealing with challenges to scores

Module 7: Collective consultation

Proposing to dismiss
Meaning of ‘establishment’
Whom do you consult with?
How long do you consult for?
What must you consult about?
Special circumstances defence
Protective award
HR1 form

Module 8: Alternative employment

Suitable alternative employment
Women on maternity leave
Competing for new roles
Trial periods
Unreasonable refusal to accept alternative employment

Module 9: Dismissal

Timing of giving notice
Time off to seek new work
Redundancy payments
Notice payments (including during furlough)

Module 10: Miscellaneous issues

Voluntary redundancy
Redundancy and TUPE
Coronavirus job retention scheme issue
Employees on long term sick absence
Further help

see Resources