Redundancy, Consultation and 'At Risk' Employee on Sick Leave

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 7 September 2018
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

We have advised one employee that they are at risk of redundancy and they have now gone off on sick leave. Can we continue with the consultation process? 

Scott: Okay. Well, come to the other businesses that are cut off because of the exclusion, but I've got a question coming here. It says, "We have just told somebody that they are at risk of redundancy. They're the only person at risk. They have now gone off sick. What can we do? Can we keep going with the consultation process? And if so, how can we if they refuse to meet?

Seamus: Well, in a redundancy situation, you know, I suppose

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This article is correct at 07/09/2018
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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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