'Be aware of discrimination when making redundancies' warns employment expert

March 2002
Management Services;Mar2002, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p3
Academic Journal
The book titled "Redundancy," published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, advises employers in Great Britain to be aware of discrimination issues when making redundancies. Dismissal for redundancy can be automatically unfair for a number of reasons and employees can claim compensation up to 15,700 pounds if they are successful in filing their claims. Employers need also to prove that redundancy by age is objective and justified. The key issue is for employers to ensure that a fair procedure is followed, including consultation and fair selection. The book offers a list of specific strategies to avoid legal problems arising from redundancy.


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