Restructuring and Redundancies
Aitken Legal can advise Employers in relation to the legal risks associated with restructuring their workplaces whether it be to make it more efficient or due to a need to downsize.
We can advise on the best process to follow when dismissing an employee due to their position being made redundant; discuss the importance of it being a ‘genuine’ redundancy and determine whether the employee is entitled to a redundancy payment.
‘Genuine’ redundancies can provide an Employer with protection from unfair dismissal proceedings. Therefore, it is important to ensure a certain process is followed and legal advice should be obtained.
Restructuring a workplace may involve changing an employee’s position. Before proceeding with this Employers need to know the legal risks if the employee’s position is changed in a fundamental way.