I have been selected for redundancy

If you are being made redundant by your employer, you will have certain rights by law. You may be entitled to redundancy pay, your notice pay as well as any other benefits you are entitled to.

How DAS Law can help you

Our highly experienced team of over 30 employment lawyers can provide you with practical legal advice about the available options open to you and provide representation if your wish to pursue your claim to an employment tribunal.

These are some of the possible outcomes we can achieve for you:

  • Review your contract of employment to help you understand what your rights and obligations are between you and your employer.
  • Negotiate a redundancy pay.
  • Important things to consider

    Here are some important things you should be aware of if you’ve been selected for redundancy:

    • Our lawyers are highly experienced in handling disputes relating to redundancy and can advise on several aspects including notice periods and redundancy pay.
    • If your employer doesn’t have a good reason for their decision to dismiss you, or doesn’t follow the appropriate procedures when doing so, we will be able to advise you on your options of how to pursue your claimant an Employment Tribunal.

    How much will it cost?

    If you would like DAS Law to help you with your legal dispute over redundancy, there are a number of ways of funding your legal costs, including:

    Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI)

    If you have a motor or home insurance policy which includes Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI) cover, your legal costs may be covered by your policy (subject to the terms and conditions of the policy). If you are unsure if your insurance policy includes LEI cover, we will check this with you.

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    Personal Funds

    If you do not have LEI cover, we can still deal with your dispute on a fixed fee basis, offering you clarity on your legal costs.

    Our employment law specialists will be happy to explain all of these options to you.

    What should you do next?

    If you would like to speak to an employment lawyer about your redundancy, please contact us by calling 0345 604 7298, or email enquiries@daslaw.co.uk.

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    Kimberley Whalen-Blake

    Acting Head of Employment, Solicitor

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    You could be made redundant if your employer is looking to reduce the number of staff, or there is no longer any need for someone to do your job. Whatever the reason, you should make sure you know your rights in this situation.

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