It is very sad to read of the demise of Jessops, a well known and long established name on the High Street with the loss of 1370 jobs. In the present economic climate, redundancies are are being announced on almost a daily basis. Comet went to the wall, Honda are cutting 800 jobs in Swindon, who is next? If you are the victim of redundancy, it is imperative to know your legal rights.
Is the dismissal fair? This will depend upon the procedure undertaken by your employer and whether the decision to dismiss for redundancy was reasonable in the circumstances.
Are you eligible for a redundancy payment? You need to have been employed for 2 years.
What financial sum might you be entitled to? A redundancy payment (calculated by your age, years of service and salary), notice and compensation (if the dismissal is unfair).
In redundancy situations, there is often scope to negotiate a financial package. Seeking professional advice and guidance at the earliest possible time is therefore highly recommended.