Sharp rise in redundancy enquiries to the Labour Relations Agency

Published on 13 February 2024
Added by Martin Woods

Our Workplace Information Service have observed a notable surge in enquiries from both employees and employers regarding redundancy.

In brief, redundancies typically occur when an employer needs to reduce their workforce, such as when certain job roles are no longer necessary or when fewer employees are required for specific tasks. It's important to note that genuine redundancy arises when an employee's position ceases to exist; it's not considered redundancy if the employer immediately replaces the departing employee.

However, employers may hire additional staff for different roles or in alternative locations. Market shifts and the need for organisational adaptation to remain competitive are common drivers for redundancies and redeployments. In some cases, redundancies may occur due to the closure of the workplace altogether.

For more information and assistance, please refer to the links provided below:

- Advice on Handling Redundancy | Labour Relations Agency - Official (

- Redundancy, restructures and change |            

View our webinar using the link provided below:

Webinar - Redundancy | Labour Relations Agency - Official (

-or call our Workplace Information Service on 03300 555 300


Stay informed and prepared during these challenging times.