Due to the nature of the global market and the speed of change, redeployment of labour and redundancies will sometimes be necessary. A poorly thought out approach to such change can result in a level of uncertainty which damages company performance and should redundancies be unavoidable, may lead to financial and emotional costs to the individuals affected. You cannot overstate the importance of planning labour requirements to avoid or to minimize the need for redundancies; the benefits of establishing an agreed procedure for handling redundancies; and the need for fairness and objectivity when selecting members of the workforce for redundancy.
Employees - Your rights if your employer is insolvent
Employers - Potential problems following redundancy
The Agency’s Enquiry Point is available to employers, employees, trade unions and others. Enquiry Point advisors provide information and advice on a wide range of employment matters. The Enquiry Point is also an important contact point for identifying circumstances, or clients, who would benefit from being referred to other Agency services.
The Enquiry Point provides clear, confidential, independent and impartial advice to assist the caller in resolving issues in the workplace.
While the advisors cannot provide a legal opinion they can help callers gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities as well as identifying possible options to help resolve their issues.