Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 15 August 2011
Ciara Fulton
Lewis Silkin NI LLP
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We are carrying out a redundancy exercise and one of our long serving employees has raised the possibility of bumping. How do I handle it?

Ciara Fulton, writes:

The question of bumping is closely allied to question of whether or not the company has identified the correct selection pool. This question becomes complicated when employees are multi-skilled and or, in practice, do different types of work or can be required to do different types of work under their contracts of employment. In such cases employees can object to being made redundant if they can point to other employees within the organisation with whom their skills are interchangeable.

The case of Murray v Foyle Meats Ltd (1999

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Ciara Fulton
Lewis Silkin NI LLP

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