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What are my rights if I'm made redundant?

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Redundancy is a fair form of dismissal. It occurs when an employer decides they need fewer people in the business.

In practice, redundancy happens in one of the following situations:

  • A business is closing
  • A workplace is closing - a specific branch of the business is shutting down
  • There is less need for the employees to do a particular type of work in the organisation.

Your employer must follow a fair procedure and allow you to appeal.

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